Often I only notice flax flowers when the Tuis are drinking the nectar, but this one is from a pot by the door of the greenhouse, so the deep orange of the flowers and the dark brown-purple stem caught my eye. It’s unfortunately disappearing into the background in my photo.
The single Dahlias with dark leaves are a mix of Keith Hammett Dahlias and their children. The bees love them the best, so I rarely pick them.
I’m especially fond of Dahlia ‘Eveline’, the delicate white with mauve edges.
A single Calianthus is enough scent for the whole vase. This is one flower which hasn’t liked the extra moisture this year – some of the flowers wilted on the plant, and many of the leaves look rusty.
Other flowers in the vase are Rudbeckia, a seed grown Kniphofia, Lavender ‘Sidonie’ a seed grown lemon and white dahlia, and Escallonia ‘Gold Brian’ foliage.
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27 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Phormium and Dahlias, Orange and Yellows”
A lush, romantic collection. Lovely. I assembled a dream order of dahlias recently, influenced by your beautiful arrangements, but have not done the final editing. Must order soon. Have a good week.
Oh, exciting! They seem to like my heavy soil.
Ooh, lovely. Very elegant.
Thank you 🙂
Your Dahlia ‘Eveline’ is lovely indeed and the mauve is picked out by your purple Lavender ‘Sidonie’ (I like the names).
The names are great aren’t they. I have a couple of fruit trees apparently named after the local person who discovered it in her garden. One is a plum ‘Louisa’, and the other a purple leaved nectarine called ‘Mabel’ .
A beautiful end of summer vaseful, as Susie says, you do have a great collection of Dahlias.
I have actually lost a few, mostly due to shade from trees or other plants. I think they like to be divided and moved into new areas.
Oh, do you think so; I’ll have to look that up; I have new ones to plant when the weather warms up.
So whimsical and romantic!
Thank you 😊
Well done! Elegant with a bit of informality, a perfect ode to late summer!
Thank you, that’s very kind. I’m having a little struggle accepting the words ‘late summer’, I think I will go for the longer and more cumbersome ‘late mid-summer’ 🙂
What a lovely selection, and good to have some worthwhile seedling dahlias too; when I have tried they invariably turn out plain yellow or orange. We are enjoying your dahlias, especially as some of us have recently been potting up our tubers for this year
Interesting that yours are yellow or orange. My singles have been quite varied, but more reds, and all kept their dark leaves. I’ve only had one double which was the white/lemon one. I think that it’s parent was a big burgundy and white one. The seeds sprouted into little plants while still in the seedhead on the plant.
Nature is a real tease sometimes… 🙂
Like a dutch oil painting..a rich collection of blooms..a reminder that somewhere there is a summer.
Thank you – it seems that Winter has decided to come back for an encore in the Northern Hemisphere. I hope it improves soon.
A beautiful dahlia mixed in with so many lovely bright flowers!
Thank you 🙂
Aah, those single dahlias are lovely. 🙂
Thank you 😊
Ooohh,lovely. Your favorite Dahlia is now mine.I think.
It’s hard to have a favourite 🙂
Thank you 😊
That is a shot of late Summer, stunning. I do like your dahlia choice