I missed not being able to participate last week because I was spending a few days in the UK visiting family, but I enjoyed seeing all the vases although I was unable to comment on some as I only had my iPad with me and commenting on non WordPress sites was impossible.
Before I left I cut all the flowers from the sunflowers and Dahlias so they would have a chance to produce more flowers for my return home. They didn’t let me down.
So I was really looking forward to joining with Cathy at Rambling in the garden this Monday morning in producing a vase filled with flowers from the garden. There were so many flowers I decided to pick as many as I could and try a large arrangement which I’ve never really done before. I was spurred on by a book on flower arranging that my MIL gave me while I was staying with her.
I used 11 Dahlia Magenta Star, about 9 Dahlia (not the Bishop of Dover – see previous posts) and an armful of Cosmos Pink Sensation, plus one white Dahlia.
The mauve Dahlia Magenta Star (I may have mentioned before was bought at Lidl for next to nothing) was smothered in flowers again; I don’t want to exaggerate but I believe this one tuber has produced about 50 flowers so far, this is amazing to me as having never grown these blousy large Dahlias before as I was under the impression that they produced only one or two flowers per tuber – how wrong can you be?
I thought I might want to use some other white flowers, Cosmos or annual dahlias but once I’d used all the pinks I had picked my basket was full. Thanks to Cathy for hosting this increasingly popular meme again this week; visit her to see what everyone else has found in their gardens this week.
Friday is the 22nd of the month and time for GBFD Garden Bloggers Foliage Day, if you would like to join with me in celebrating the foliage in your garden this month please post and leave a comment and link on my post, maybe some of you will have the beginnings of some autumn colour!