My Dahlias had to go into pots to avoid gopher attacks so there weren’t a great many of them. With storms threatening, it seemed like the right time to harvest them for indoor duty. ‘Akita’ is huge and showy but the stems are weak, making them candidates for low bouquets where the rim of the vase can support their weight.
I made loops of Yucca filamentosa, securing them with toothpicks.
Curly leaves of Salix and the round seed heads of ‘Honorine de Jobert’ reinforce the loopy look.
Here’s a peek at that Anemone in better days.
and a better look at the willow.
The magenta Dahlias are called ‘Blue Boy’…don’t ask me why.
But they teamed up nicely with some Coleus, a couple of ‘Love-Lies-Bleeding’, Verbena bonariensis and Crape Myrtle foliage for a second bouquet. It’s never too late, say I, to join Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.