…but sizzling rather than sultry like the last one!
Today’s sizzling summer vase is largely a celebration of the bounteousness of dahlias, with a minor supporting cast of other equally bright and vivacious blooms. Joining dahlias ‘Golden Girl’ (yellow), ‘Geoffrey Kent’ (red), ‘Happy Halloween’ (pumpkin-coloured), ‘Jescot Julie’ (bi-coloured) and a red spidery one grown from seed a couple of years ago are sunflower ‘Velvet Queen’, Anthemis tinctora ‘Kelwayi’ and new-to-me Ridolfia segetum (false fennel), a refreshing change from the better-known white umbellifers.
The pottery drinking stein (alas, made in Japan and not Germany, as one might expect) seemed an appropriate vessel for a potentially riotous summer evening, but if a steinful of beer is not your cup of tea then perhaps a cocktail would be more to your taste, complete with cocktail umbrella. Teetotal? The umbrellas will keep you shaded from the sun – or keep the rain off you if it is raining, as it is here.
Rain or shine, there will be something in your garden to pick and pop in a vase or jamjar to bring inside and enjoy at closer quarters. If you would like to share your pickings with a group of friendly and supportive bloggers then just add links to and from this post. See you and your vases soon!
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Darling dahlias, and such a lovely pot!
I’m afraid I’ve gone a bit offtopic this week, but the flowers are lovely. I must remember not to listen to Today while flower arranging. 😉
What on earth has distracted you, I wonder, Jen…?! 😉
Gorgeous – hot summer colours, and I love the false fennel. I haven’t seen that before. I have a humungous fennel plant growing just on the other side of our garden wall, on the driveway. I love to use the seeds in cooking, but I am very taken with the flower heads in your vase. I shall be checking those out for next summer! Thank you. I have a modest little collection of sweeties today! Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-fairy-vase-on-monday.html
Thanks Amanda – I wasn’t sure about the yellowness of the ridolfia on the plants themseves but love the effect in a vase
We have definitely moved from early summer colours to mid summer with all the yellows and oranges. A fabulous collection and so much colour. I have Ridolfia, it wasn’t up to much last year but is doing better this year and I am able to cut some. It would be nice if it self seeded, do you think it might? Having said that – my vase is pink!
The perfect bouquet for a hot summer day (rhyme not intended)! 🙂 I have never even heard of False Fennel before and thought it was Dill when I first looked at the picture!
There was a nice abundance of blooms to choose from in my garden this week…
Thanks Joanna – I think it may be considered a ‘wild flower’
The dahlia shot from above, against the dark background, really shows the flowers well. It would make a great 500 piece puzzle! I dusted off some bud vases this week…
Thank Chris, I thought it looked good from above too ☺
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Hi Cathy, I joined up for this just now, but my ping back is ghosting so i will drop a link here as well. Love your dahlias and sunflowers as well as everything else. https://chasingtheblooms.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/in-a-vase-on-monday-dinnerplates-with-friends-july-15-2019/
Thanks Joe – and welcome!
Extreme Dahlia envy just hit me full force, a magnificent vase full of them. I love that False Fennel as well. I love to use dill flowers in arrangements but ate too much of it last year. I wonder if I could grow that? Another plant to look for, or seeds. Getting a pencil. Here is my vase this hot Monday http://theshrubqueen.com/2019/07/22/in-a-vase-on-monday-palmy-weather/
Sorry about that, Amelia (actually, not really sorry, as you always amaze us with your blooms every week!). Ridolfia was easy from seed – mine came from Chiltern Seeds
Don’t be sorry . I love seeing the Dahlias. I looked around a bit, I don’t think Ridolfia has made it to the US, all seeds were related to Sarah Raven.
Summery with hints towards autumn (though not yet please!), I esp. like the Sunflower ‘Velvet Queen’ and Dahlia ‘Jescot Julie’ – very pretty!
My vase this week: https://wp.me/p3O3z4-2lM
Thanks Eliza – I do like the dark sunflowers. JJ is new to me this year and very pretty she is too
That’s a saucy mix! I love Dahlia ‘Jescot Julie’ and will be on the look out for it. Your sunflowers are well ahead of mine, which, sown late, are still just seedlings. I do have dahlias, though! Thanks for hosting, Cathy. Here’s my post: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2019/07/a-bevy-of-dahlias.html
Yes, a sizzling saucy summer night!! When will you expect to have your dahlias flowering?
That’s a pretty exuberant arrangement. Your dahlias are beautiful – I particularly like the bi-coloured one. Makes me want to nip out to the garden centre to see what I can find there. The false fennel is very pretty too. I have the real thing and you’ve just reminded me to check it – there’s a summer gale blowing and seemingly determined to flatten all my plants. Here’s the link for my vase: https://silverscrappers.blogspot.com/2019/07/in-vase-on-monday-to-rescue.html
Thanks Elizabeth – I was really pleased with how vibrant it looked when it was all put together
Not sure if my comment on your vase was saved – I have left one (honestly!) and will try to check back later
Wow! That’s a real taste of hot sunshine Cathy and so perfectly captures what the weather is like out there today 🙂 The stein is intriguing. Is that a hunting dog at the feet of the man making music? I like the false fennel. Dahlia ‘Happy Halloween’ is already on my list for next year as my sister has been singing its praises 😄 My vases or I should say vases to be accurate is here: https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2019/07/in-vase-on-monday-singing-blues.html
It is bright and cheery isn’t it? Yes, it is indeed a faithful hound at his feet. I could perhaps take a cutting of HH for you?
Cathy las Dalias I love them in all the colors of Summer and with all their forms. The sunflower is divine with its color, I like it very much. The false fennel is lovely, I also have it if it has not dried up. The jar that serves as a vase is precious. It’s a magnificent set, I love it. Greetings from Margarita.
Dahlias are so colourful, aren’t they?
Love the bright yellows and oranges in this arrangement. I am back after a long hiatus: https://tssoutherngarden.com/2019/07/22/summer-posy-vase/
Welcome back – hope it wasn’t a horrible hiatus…
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Hi Cathy, what a lovely vase full – I love Kris’ comment about it being a saucy mix!
Thanks Jen, and yes, saucy summed them up!
A lovely vase to be sure….such rich summery colours…I wonder whether they are over egging it about the temperatures we are expecting later this week?
Haha – no, they didn’t! ☀️
It is not only cool to see what hot flowers others grow that I would be hesitant to try in my own garden, but it is also cool to see people put them together in vases in ways that I would not think of. I tend to grow simple colors that I like, and put them together rather simply.
It’s good that we all have different tastes and it always interesting to see what other people put together
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