Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
Time is precious. Dahlias continue to delight.
Dahlia ‘Great Silence’ (Decorative dahlia)
Dahlia ‘Petra’s Wedding’ (Ball dahlia)
Dahlia ‘Tsuki Yori No Shisha’ (Semi-cactus dahlia)
Zinnia ‘Cut & Come Again’
Dark blue matte ceramic jar (by NC potter Julie A. Hunkins, c. 2000)
My husband is back home and bouncing back after another brief hospital stay. The garden carries on. Bracing weather is forecast this week but will hover just above freezing.
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 surprises she and others are offering this week.
Looking very summery, in a very lovely black vase, which is a great choice and contrast with the colourful flowers.
That’s really a beautiful – and productive – dahlia, Susie. I’m sorry to hear that your husband had a medical scare but I’m glad he’s back home and I hope the calm period stretches far into the future.
Thank you Kris. Would definitely recommend Great Silence.
Oh Susie, I can sense your urgency today and hope you really did feel you achieved a moment of calm when creating the vase and writing the post. On the face of it your vase looks simple, and yet there is a subtle movement in the way you have arranged the blooms, like a throbbing heart perhaps. I am sorry to read your husband has needed another hospital stay, but pleased that you feel he is bouncing back. Nevertheless, it must be taking its toll on both of you
It’s been a stressful time Cathy. I’m grateful for your concern (and for flowers).
I’m sure that just just a few moments of calm with those beautiful flowers must be good for your blood pressure and well being Suzie. I hope that your husband continues to regain his strength and that frosts hold off a while longer so that you can continue to enjoy your lovely dahlias and zinnias. Take care of yourself.
Thanks so much Anna. I’m trying to find ways to make this time less stressful and flowers certainly help. Looks like we might be in for a freeze tonight. Just brought in the last of the tomatoes. You take care too.
I am delighting in your Dahlias right along with you. My husband went through a prolonged heart trouble episode and I understand how well those moments of calm preserve your mental well being. He is fine now and I wish you both the best in his recovery.
Thanks. Good to hear your husband is doing well now. That old saying about having your health feels particularly relevant.
I agree that saying seems irrelevant, until you realize it is true!
Yes, like Noelle says, it looks rather summery or even springy. I do not know if those are real words, but that is what it looks like. Of course, dahlia and zinnia do happen to resemble chrysanthemum, which is autumny.
Those words do get the message across! Flowers for (almost) all seasons. I have a button chrysanthemum passed along from my mother’s first cousin so many years ago. Anticipating it’s bloom soon.
I’m glad to hear your husband is back home, but sorry he had another stay in hospital. Nice that you were about to find a little ‘moment of calm’ in arranging this beautiful bunch, Susie.
Many thanks for the kind words. The flowers do help. A few minutes in nature are said to calm us down and it works.
I could hear a clock ticking when I looked at your vase today, and ‘Great Silence’ then seemed such a fitting name. It really does instil calm. I hope you and your husband find calm this week and he continues to do well. Enjoy your last dahlia blooms Susie! 🤗
Thanks so much Cathy. I have wondered at how ‘Great Silence’ got its name. Will have to research that sometime. It’s been a pleasure this summer.
After a tremendous season, my zinnias finally bit the dust last week, and I took my dahlias out over the weekend. Thanks for sharing yours.
Judy, that’s wonderful you had such a good showing from your zinnias. The weather is closer to freezing tonight than I’d expected but will hang on to any buds that make and try to get one more vase. Have a good week.
The garden helps with all kinds of emotions.
Judy, I so agree. When you’re happy it joins right in and is comforting in more stressful times.
I’ve been thinking of you a lot and was hoping that you were able to sort out the health issues in your family. Glad your husband is back. I hope he’ll be back to his old self soon. You’re right: Time is precious. So important to cherish every moment. Your vase is gorgeous as always. Most unusual play of light and colours. Wishing you both all the best, take good care.
It’s so nice to be remembered, Annette. Thanks for thinking of me and for the kind words. It’s still a very stressful time here but we’re grateful he is getting some in-home health care to help him get stronger.
This particular group of dahlias were the best flowers of the season. Temps are hovering around freezing this week in the early morning hours so they may be the last. They’ve been a boost to my spirit this week and my husband has commented on them several times so he’s enjoying them. Hope all is well with you. I have not been able to concentrate on things as I’d like the past few months. Will try to catch up with your blog soon. ❤️
Don’t worry, I completely understand. It’s very mild here still which is good as my Tetrapanax is just about to flower. All the best to you both x
Precious indeed. I love those shades of peach, orange, and warm bright pink. Lovely arrangement, indeed!
Thank you Beth! Always appreciate hearing from you. It’s been hard to find time lately to keep up commenting but hope to get back on track soon. These dahlias have been a delight this year. The color range makes them change throughout the day and they age gracefully. Hope you’re enjoying autumn.
Beautiful. Your dahlia choices are indeed delightful!
Thank you. These dahlias have become a favorite.