I gathered more flowers than I'd planned this week on the theory that they'll fare better inside than outside. Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill' is the last of the dahlias I grew from tubers this year to flower. The plant isn't vigorous so this may be its first and last appearance for "In a Vase on Monday" this year.
|Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill' is a pink dinnerplate variety with a lavender cast|
|I'm once again using zinnias to fill out my vases|
|Clockwise from the left, the vase contains: Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill', Abelia x grandiflora 'Radiance', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Helichrysum petiolare 'Silver Mist', noID Origanum, and 2 forms of pink Zinnia elegans|
Dahlia 'Punkin Spice' produced more blooms, which are far lighter in color than the bloom I shared a couple of weeks ago. A number of other dahlias showed signs of bleached petals during our heatwave but these flowers looked the most remarkably different.
|I used zinnias to fill out this arrangement too|
|The sunflowers are just about done. These 2 tucked into the back of the vases had the longest stems I could find. I expect to pull all or most of the remaining sunflowers this week.|
|Clockwise from the left, the vase contains: Dahlia 'Punkin Spice', Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark', Helianthus annuus (from the 'Flash Blend' mix), and 3 varieties of Zinnia elegans|
I also cut some Lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) after seeing the damage Friday's heat blast had done to a pretty spray of the blue blooms.
|These flowers looked fine Thursday night. Many of the buds my other Lisianthus simply dried up.|
|There are almost no blue Lisianthus left but 2 other varieties have made an appearance|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Eustoma grandiflorum in 3 forms, white blushed with lavender, dark blue, and white edged in blue; Duranta repens 'Sapphire Showers'; Leucadendron 'Pisa'; and Symphyotrichum chilense|
For more vases created from locally available materials, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, our IaVoM host. For those of you in the US, best wishes for an enjoyable Labor Day!
|My vases in their places|
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