The impetus for my first vase wasn't actually one of the dahlia blooms but rather the interesting blooms on a succulent.
|I picked Dahlia 'Citron du Cap' as its companion|
|I dressed up the back of the vase with ruffled Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) and the fading stems of Sideritis cypria|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Dahlia 'Citron du Cap', Abelia grandiflora 'Hopley's Variegated', Lonicera japonica, Leucanthemum x superbum, Sedum reflexum 'Blue Spruce', and Sideritis cypria|
Dahlia 'Enchantress' was the first to bloom in my cutting garden this year and she continues to produce a steady series of flowers.
|I used a couple new pink-tinged white lisianthus (Eustoma grandiflorum) to bring out the white touches in 'Enchantress'|
|I used Abelia "Edward Goucher' to dress up the back of the arrangement|
|Clockwise from the top: Dahlia 'Enchantress', Abelia grandiflora 'Edward Goucher', Eustoma grandiflorum, and Tanacetum parthenium|
Dahlia 'Bluetiful' produced her first 2 blooms this weekend. I'd intended to tuck one into my second vase with 'Enchantress' but I decided that wouldn't do justice to either.
|While not nearly a true blue, 'Bluetiful' leans further in that direction than 'Enchantress'|
|Polygala fruticosa 'Petite Butterfly' is a near color match for the Dahlia|
|Top view: I'd ignored Melaleuca thymifolia too long and finding flowers fresh enough to include in this arrangement was a challenge|
|Clockwise from the left: Dahlia 'Bluetiful', Polygala fruicosa 'Petite Butterfly', and Melaleuca thymifolia|
I managed to find spots for all 3 vases. For more IAVOM arrangements, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
|Good light inside the house is hard to find these days!|
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