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.