This is the second large vase at the new abode, currently known as the Gulag. The first was full of deliciously scented white Duchess Nemoirs peonies, which I shared in this post.
This vase is the first mixed vase of the year, is everyone else’s garden this far behind?
This is dahlia Furka with eryngium that has decided to be multi-headed this year bulked out with masses of alchemillia mollis and livened up with a single lily and a pair of salvia Amistad stems.
I really love this vintage teal vase, found in a local antique shop and haggled down in price. It fits with the era of the Gulag. This is where the fireplace will be – currently an ugly hole in the wall so best disguised with a chest of drawers!
I see Cathy is celebrating her success with zinnias with her Monday vase whereas mine are still considering survival as an option, sigh. Join the rest of the IAVOM team on Cathy’s page
Lovely! The vase is very nice, as is the smaller white on behind it.
Thank you. The white vase was another vintage find.
Oh, I was going to ask about your house move, Sharon, but describing it as the Gulag does not sound promising… hope that is very much tongue in cheek! Is that a Denby vase, or just one that looks similar? The contents of it look truly truly scrumptious – such abundance, and the mirror behind just accentuates this. Your allotment must be a real place of beauty at the moment! Are the dahlia blooms from more than just one plant? Mine are just on the point of abundance, with just a couple of blooms at a time first, but poised for far more
Thanks Cathy. These are multi-headed stems – three long tall stems and then shorter single blooms cut from two plants. The new house can best be described as ‘having potential’. Builders are starting on kitchen/diner extension in August, followed by refurb of bathroom and hall. Every room needs attention but these are the most pressing – then I will turn my attention to the front and back garden which combined is a bigger footprint than the house. I’ll be busy taking cuttings very soon! I look forward to seeing your dahlia show in one of your posts.
It’s an older property then…and presumably you knew you would be making these changes when you bought it? Good to know you have a reasonable size garden, especially if you are still in London
It’s a lovely arrangement and nicely framed by the mirror. I’m envious of your abundant dahlias. I suspect I have a good month to wait before I see any blooms on mine.
I love how lush this arrangement is. And yes, my garden feels like it is behind and it is just now blooming.
What a beautiful arrangement and vase! I’m envious of your Lady’s Mantle, I will have to try again to grow it. The eryngium is lovely too – it reminds me to try dividing mine to get a few more plants.