Last Splash – In a Vase on Monday

The hot weather goes on and with it the dahlias. The bees are in the asters and the salvia, luckily there is a lot of it – this salvia leucantha grows willingly. I was going to say ‘like a weed’, but it doesn’t really, you have to plant it and then it grows where you put it.
dahlia akita
The dahlias are Akita, Profundo, the white and lemon grown from seed, and another pink one ‘Dark Horse’, which I thought I had lost.
dahlias akita and profundo
We are in the throes of harvesting, and have bottled another 19 pints of tomato puree tonight to add to the 3 or 4 dozen already put away, so it’s late and time to sleep. Congratulations to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for 6 years of blogging, and thank you for hosting IAVOM.

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23 thoughts on “Last Splash – In a Vase on Monday

  1. This is just stunning. I love everything about it. I would not have thought of putting cream with the jewel colours, but it looks incredible, along with the lovely blue-purple of the salvia. Your photography is breath-taking. And the lighting. So atmospheric.

    1. Thanks Cathy. We use a lot of tomato purée – for pasta, enchiladas, ketchup, etc. and it’s hard to buy organic if we don’t make enough 🙂

    1. Thanks for not being bored with them 🙂 I do have other flowers but a lot of them are bee favourites (as is the Salvia but there is quite a lot of it)

  2. Your dahlias have been fantastic this summer Cath! The shimmering colours are lovely – beautiful photos. That is an awful lot of tomato sauce. 😉 Enjoy the end of your summer!

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