Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
We had some wind gusts from Hurricane Ian, but mostly steady rain fell which the garden absorbed readily. Today’s vase is a blending of all the dahlias I cut ahead of the storm.
Dahlia sp. (No ID)
Dahlia ‘Art Deco’
Dahlia ‘Great Silence’
Dahlia ‘HS Date’
Dahlia ‘Noordwijks Glorie’
Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’
Zinnia ‘Cut & Come Again’
Black metal suiban. 4 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Japan.
In the first iteration the vase held all flowers because I just hadn’t collected any greenery. Stems of gardenia foliage completed the design by adding more dimensionality and contrast.
As always thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden delights she and others are offering this week.
Your dahlias are looking spectacular! 👏🏻
Thank you Judy! They had no rain for weeks so I’m marveling at their determination. Ian brought just rain for us.
Your flowers are really looking great for this time of year. Many of mine are looking worn out.
These were all the decent looking ones I could find. Many of my flowers were poorly formed this year, I think from the dry weather.
Looks like a party
It feels festive indeed!
I recalled you were in Carolina and wondered where you were in relation to Ian’s path, and am so pleased that rain seems to have been its only outcome for you, and fairly welcome rain at that. I shall have to try harder to find a water dish like this so I can attempt a display like yours – after all, we have included similar blooms so even with a fraction of your flair I could have come up with something presentable, I think! The foliage frames yours beautifully. Thanks for finding time to share it
Thank you for thinking of me. There was more local damage around us than what we saw in my neighborhood. We didn’t lose power here or lose trees. Such a devastating storm it was overall.
It’s fun to have a variety of vases. Recently I have relied on this rectangular quite often. It is heavy and just seems to be flexible in accommodating a variety of flowers. You have plenty of flair so no doubt here that you will create an exciting presentation.
What a range of dahlias you have, Susie! Is it weird that I was particularly taken with the buds on the twisted stem on the far left? It adds just the right small touch of whimsy to the arrangement. I’m glad you got some rain but weren’t hit by any dangerous wind by Ian.
Yes, it is a dahia bud. Don’t think it will open having been cut at that stage. About half my dahlias didn’t live or just never flowered. I need a new strategy for them. But of those that did bloom several were very prolific. We were taken by surprise that Ian came right toward us and were lucky not to have damage.
Ooh, lovely to see all the various dahlias, beautiful, Susie! Glad Ian only gave you a bit of rain… my heart goes out to those who got his worst.
Thank you Eliza. It is sad to see the devastation from Ian. My late mother-in-law lived in Fort Myers for many years and I became familiar with that area anad once saw a dragonfly migration at Sanibel.
Oh that is a glorious group of dahlias Suzie and warms me up just looking at it. I’m glad to hear that Hurricane Ian didn’t inflict any serious damage on your home or garden. I was briefly worried about my niece who lives in Georgia having just stopped worrying about another niece who is spending a year in Japan, where there has just been a dreadful typhoon!
Thank Anna. Glad your nieces were safe from the hurricane and typhoon! They’re lucky to have a dear aunt who worries over them.
Pretty color mix and a large harvest ahead of the storm. Glad rain was the only thing Ian left you. I love the gardenia foliage addition, is it Dwarf Gardenia?
Thank you. We were guiltily grateful for the rain. Gardenia works great in vases with it’s glossy leaves. I don’t have the dwarf ones.
I could never grow the Dwarf Gardenias in my ATL garden.
Zinnia are starting to look like dahlia to me. Actually, we can not seem to grow zinnia that look so much like dahlia.
I love zinnias. And you’re right they do resemble some of the dahlias.
Because zinnia perform so inadequately for us, when I see an impressive zinnia, I automatically assume that it is some sort of fancy dahlia. I am intent on eventually growing nice zinnia.
Beautifully arranged. Interesting too, what a difference the greenery makes.
Thank you Cynthia. Yes, I love how the greenery transformed the arrangement. Glad you found it interesting too.
Oh Susie, this is absolutely gorgeous! I think this must be the prettiest vase I have seen all year! 😃 You have a lovely mix of dahlias – and they all go so well together. Beautifully arranged as always. 😁
Thanks so much Cathy! I’ve been enjoying this vase in our hallway. Adds a nice spot of color and it’s fun to see the various dahlias up close. Have a good week.