Monday is a special day of the week as it is then that we join Cathy at Rambling in the garden to share a vase of flowers picked from our own gardens.
I always hated cutting flowers from the borders and spoiling the displays so I have always wanted a cut flower bed; I have certainly not been disappointed that I dedicated space to creating the beds several years ago which just predated this meme. The Dahlias are in overdrive so again I picked and created vases during the week as well as vases for today’s post.
Here are the vases I arranged during last week.
I’ve planted a lot of white and dark dahlias (sometimes I’ve purchased the same ones twice!!) So the issue is how to make the vases different. White can obviously be mixed with almost anything as well as filling a vase with only white, so that’s not such a problem.
The mauve pink was from a mixed pack of shades of mauve called simply Purple blend. The large white came in that pack too, which last week I described as a misnamed pack.
It is the dark dahlias that pose the real problem as as much as I love them, in a vase (an especially in a photograph) they suck in all the light and look like ‘black holes’. Having found as above in last week’s vase that they work well with chartreuse and perhaps some orange I realise I don’t have enough chartreuse flowers or foliage and as much as I love the effect I don’t want the ‘same’ vase each time; this time I’ve paired them with pink and silver foliage.
For a little extra I also added Perovskia, Teucrium and Lavender.
What do you think; which way of dealing with the ‘darks’ do you like best?
And finally, there were more orange dahlias to use.
Do visit Cathy to see more vases from around the world.