Category Archives: dahlias

In a Vase on Monday: Cut and Dried

With another night of negative temperatures yesterday and weak sunshine keeping daytime temperatures low, rather than venture outside for today’s vase, on impulse I decided to use some dried dahlias that have been hanging up in the kitchen since the … Continue reading

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A Week of Flowers, Day Seven: Dahlias at Their Best

For the final day of this meme, hosted by Cathy of Words and Herbs, I am remembering dahlias at their peak at the end of September, after rallying following the earlier extreme heat.

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Six on Saturday: Good Grief!

Never in a million years would I expect to see a plump bud on a herbaceous poppy almost halfway through November! Usually flowering in early June, this poppy then dies down disgracefully before producing fresh foliage later in the year, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Spooky…

… not really! Walking past a card shop last week, I spotted these Halloween pumpkin mugs in the window; finding they were half price, at just £4, was an opportunity not worth resisting, even if the mug only gets used … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Ebony and Ivory

With October running away with itself, taking with it the remainder of the late-flowering blooms, I considered several different options for today’s vase, knowing that next week might be too late. Should I go (clockwise from top left) with a … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Singletons

Today’s starting point was some tithonia blooms that I had been loathe to pick because it would have meant either short stems or losing the potential of other buds; however, Chris of County Gardening assured me that the plants would … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday, or Thereabouts

Rather than make a decision on which photograph to exclude from the selection I took for Jon the Propagator’s weekly meme, I have slipped in an extra one – perhaps if I zip quickly through this post no-one will notice…? … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Bishops and Chiefs

I was lacking inspiration for a title for today’s vase on Monday, and came up with the lame ‘Red, Red Wine’ because of the deep red of the dahlias and the availability of a prop, a fridge magnet with teeny … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday: Busy Between the Blooms

After a few days away at my Mum’s it was good to get back into the garden and get on with the accumulating tasks, as well as catching on the remaining blooms, like climbing rose ‘Crown Princess Margarita’ (above) and … Continue reading

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In Vase on Monday: Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness…and Spiders!

For many of us, the opening lines of Keats’ poem ‘Ode to Autumn’ are immediately brought to mind when autumnal colours become prevalent in our gardens and seasonal low-lying mists begin to hang over river valleys and other hollows. One … Continue reading

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