My vases this week are a repeat of the last couple weeks in some ways. Lillies, because they just go on being beautiful and hydrangeas because these fading hydrangeas exactly matched the dusty turquoise at the center of the lily. Dahlias because the Akita Dahlia is finally making a flower that looks like the picture that made me want to order it to begin with, and just because there are lots of them.
The lillies don’t have a strong scent when you put your nose to them, but on a warm evening their scent mixes with that of the Gladiolus callianthus growing near to them and it’s pervasive and wonderful.
And the Akita Dahlia. Picked in the bud like this its more cream and red black than yellow orange as it is when it’s open. It actually looks more yellow in this photo than it is.
Here are some of the mixed batch of cactus dahlias.
Over at Rambling in the Garden there will be more vases and very early Spring flowers.