I think it was Christina (Creating my own Garden of the Hesperides) who first planted the idea of using Fuchsias with Dahlias. I finally got around to it.
The matte black vase was given to me by my DIN (hah! my son’s name is Din…ain’t that a gas!), Nancy. It is tall: 14″…
and narrow (that’s it from the side) so it can easily hold just a few stems upright.
The two big Dahlias have followed me around namelessly. I usually refer to this one as ‘The Lion’ because it reminds me of his mane. The small Dahlia in the lower left is ‘Groovy’. Backing up the Dahlias is a single leafy stem of the tree peony ‘Gold Sovereign’ just beginning to take on an Autumnal blush.
Probably the most prolific bloomer in the garden is Fuchsia ‘Golden Gate’. I love the way the blossoms dangle. They need a tall bouquet to be able to show off that feature.
Once again, I am joining Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) for ‘In a Vase on Monday’. Yes it’s true: one can find something to put in a vase every week of the year.
That’s a great combination Ricki and your vase is fabulous. I love the matte color and the shape of it. Do you ever have to hide your writer’s block so you can get more writing done?
The writer’s block is intended to absorb all procrastination and leave the writer free to use it as a laptop writing surface. Doesn’t always work.
Wow, that’s quite a vase! I love the fact that it sits atop the “writer’s block.” Perfect. And, yes, the Fuchsias and Dahlias work well together!
Subtle joke there, since Nancy is a writer. As far as I can tell, she is rarely blocked.
Yes ma’m I do think you’ve got a winner there. The colors and textures are lovely together. I was just thinking about the fact GB Bloomday is coming up later this week, there are very few blooms in my garden, looks like you have a few lovely ones sticking around.
The pickins get slimmer around here, too. I like it like that.
What a superb vase…It has such presence, but you have chosen blooms and arranged them such that none of them ‘fight’, and the total is strong yet airy. So nice to look at, thanks.
That vase is so tall that I had it sitting on the deck and nearly forgot about it. Now I think I will use it more often.
No, it wasn’t me to inspire the use of the Fuchsia, although there are some here in my MIL’s garden that I had my eye on. I really admire this elegant vase for the lovely vase itself and for the usual combination of flowers that work brilliantly together. Sorry for the delay in commenting, I only seem to be able to do it from the laptop and I don’t always have that on here.
Hmm…once again my overcrowded memory bank fails me.
That is a very lovely vase, rickii – what is it made of? And are they Roman numerals or just ‘random’ decoration. Such a useful shape as well.
But onto the flowers…. the fuchsia are a brilliant match for these vibrant dahlias and of course the vase is a brilliant shape to hold them. Thanks for sharing
The vase is glass and quite heavy. I’m pretty sure the symbols are random, though x’s & o’s can be seen as hugs and kisses, with which Nancy signs off her emails.
Fuschia and red dahlias – great combination.
Wish I could remember who suggested it.
This is stunning! The vase makes it all the more effective. What a gorgeous combination the fuchsias and dahlia are.
As the flowers become sparser, we must rely on the garden to point out combinations…makes it more fun somehow.
Fabuloso! What a perfect threesome.
and what a perfect way to express your approval.
A great combination of flowers and vase! This is the time of year when I wish that I grew more dahlias!
My dahlias were disappointing this year. I always hope for borders bursting with them tucked in here and there. The gophers seem to have other ideas.
Stunning! Your best yet.
I think it’s the vase that elevates this one from the ordinary. Thanks for the kind words.