I have always thought that the name of distinctive and popular Dahlia ‘Totally Tangerine’ was a bit of a misnomer, and growing it myself this year for the first time confirms this, as it is clearly not totally tangerine! In truth, there is barely any orange in it whatsoever, and the successful addition of pink-hued blooms in the form of Persicaria ‘Jo and Guido’, an unnamed achillea and spent head of Allium sphaerocephalon confirms this, whilst the nectarine, most definitely not a tangerine, proves the point emphatically.
Plonked in a lead crystal vase and supported by a metal frog held in place with florist’s ‘tac’, the arrangement provides a pleasing start to the week, adding to vases of the lingering pleasures of gladioli and limonium from last week and the helichrysum and rudbeckia from the week before. Of the annuals in the cutting beds, the limonium in particular just keeps on giving, completely unaffected by heat or dryness.
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