Monday, 1 August 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ Whirligig & Company


Nestling in today's 'In A Vase On Monday' are a trio of dahlias. From left to right are 'Orange Baby', a 'Bishop's Children' seedling and 'Cornel Brons'. To give you some idea of comparative size the circumference of 'Orange Baby' is about an inch. She is the brightest orange you can possibly imagine. The 'Bishop's Children' dahlia is from a batch sown in March. They were grown specifically for a plant sale at the beginning of July. Unfortunately the seedlings were the subject of a veritable slugfest and there were only a few that were presentable enough for the sale. Those in flower went on the day but the others came home with me. I've had one or two nice surprises since as the flowers have opened. I took this photo on Sunday evening knowing that I may not be able to find an opportunity today. It was quite breezy and all three dahlias were revolving in their vases. That and the shape of the' Bishop's Children' bought whirligigs to mind. The third of the trio 'Cornel Bronz' is new to me this year.

My vases are in the shape of school milk bottles bought on a recent holiday. I think that may be replicas rather than originals. They certainly seemed bigger when I drank from them as a child but then I was so much smaller.

A quick peek over at 'Rambling In The Garden' reveals that Cathy is very much in the pink this week. I'm sure that there will be all the colours of the rainbow in other vases this week. I'm looking forward to visiting them.

11 comments:

  1. Your orange dahlias are perfect and such a good color for this time of year. susie

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  2. What a lovely range of structures, and just the right warm shades for summer.

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  3. Isn't it intriguing just how different dahlias are? I have two Bishop's children grown from seed a couple of years ago and they are full size tubers now, one red, one pink - SO worth doing. That's a good idea for a plant sale...says she, thinking ahead...;) Thanks for sharing today

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  4. Lovely specimens - they each definitely deserve their own vase (which are darling)!

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  5. Next year I really do have to plant dahlia tubers - I'm suffering from dahlia envy now!

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  6. Next year I really do have to plant dahlia tubers - I'm suffering from dahlia envy now!

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  7. They are beautiful shades of orange, and the one on the right looks like those globe-shaped crepe paper decorations that fold out... The school milk bottles just reminded me of how we used to have 'milk monitors' each week. I used to love the responsibility of having to stick straws through the silver caps! ;-)

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  8. I love the shape of Cornel Brons, if you like orange Dahlia try David Howard. There is a picture of one as my blog header.
    Do you practice yoga Anna?
    Namaste.
    Brian.

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  9. They are all gorgeous.. I love the orange Bishop' s Child. I have grown them before and never had an orange one. Slugs do adore them, I have had several dahlias ruined by them.

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  10. Some flowers need the simplicity of being on their own, a lovely trio :)

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  11. Love these colours. I'm growing quite a few orangey/apricot dahlias myself this year and love them. I must make a note of these for next year. :)

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