There's still plenty in bloom to cut for vases; however, I had to prepare my arrangements in our master bathroom yesterday as the laundry room is already doing double duty for washing dishes. The new blooms of Dahlia 'Labyrinth' provided the inspiration for my first vase.
|I was disappointed last year when the one and only 'Labyrinth' tuber I was able to get rotted but this year I've got 2 plants full of buds|
|I was able to use the old, partially deconstructed kitchen as a backdrop for most of this week's photos, relying solely on daylight from nearby windows. (All the light bulbs in kitchen have already been removed.)|
|I've yet to identify areas that might be suitable for use in photographing future vases but that may be a week-by-week determination as our remodel progresses|
|Clockwise from the upper left: Dahlia 'Labyrinth', Agonis flexuosa 'Nana', Rosa 'Pink Meidiland', Leucadendron 'Jester', and Tanacetum parthenium. This 'Jester' grows in partial shade so its colors are more subdued than the plant I have in full sun.|
As Thursday is Independence Day, I also cobbled together a red, white and blue arrangement, or as close as I could come to that by substituting magenta for true red.
|The shaggy Shasta daisies were intended as accents but, once again, they dominate the arrangement. I don't mind as they're looking particularly good this year and remind me of the recently departed friend who gave them to me.|
|Top view, highlighting what may be the last of my Delphinium blooms for the season|
For more Monday vases, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
|The Dahlias ended up on the card table in our bedroom we're currently using as a dining table (left). The red, white and blue arrangement sits alongside the PC in my office (right).|
For those of you in the US celebrating the 4th of July this week, I hope you have a safe and sane holiday!
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