Posts tagged dahlia

Bowl of Beauty

No, not the peony, and no, not a bowl of strawberries and cream, although that sounds good right now, but summer containers.

If you read my post on Friday, I have already gushed about my friend Janus, she is a fabulous container designer (and everything she knows, she learned from me, lol). No, really, she does amazing container planting around her home. And they are not all placed neatly at the door, she tucks a lot of them into the garden, adding colour near the edge, where it can be appreciated from the house.

Love that bowl, wonder is she would notice if it went missing, lol.

The dark leafed plant in the pot, is a dahlia, one of the Llandaff series, certainly simplifies bringing it indoors in the fall, doesn’t it.

A master at grouping plants and pots as well,

I love orange,

a lovely vignette on the shady side of the porch,

another great grouping, I gave her that agave when I moved to England, it has certainly grown.

Blue and Gold tradescantia in the pot, it is great to use perennials, you get to keep them at the end of summer.

or use herbs, like this purple sage,

Japanese Painted Fern, another perennial that looks great in pots.

But it was this David Austin rose that was my favourite, flowering all summer, with the smell of the heliotrope, magical.


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Floral Fantasy: Peonies

This is an arrangement I made at work the other day.  Florists love peony season, they are huge (the flower, not the florist-mostly!) and will give you a good focal point in an arrangement for a fairly inexpensive price.  We are always looking for more bang for the buck!

A Garden Arrangment

A Garden Arrangment

This arrangement was made in a clear glass cylinder vase and includes peonies, green hydrangeas, roses and dahlias.   I needed some extra greenery so I cut a few fronds from a fern.  The style of the shop where I work is very low and lush, we do mostly corporate work, so they must fit easily on a desk.  With a low vase, you have less chance of tipping the vase and ruining your keyboard.  And that’s a good thing!

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