In a Vase on Monday: 10th October 2022

Nothing fancy or clever this week, this week we simply have a vibrant collection of casualties that had snapped off and needed cutting, haphazardly grabbed, trimmed down and stuffed in a jam jar. Waltzing Matilda is the dahlia that keeps giving and she’s really my star performer this year. The helenium has been fabulous too and I’ll definitely be buying more of it to build up a bigger block. Aster Helen Picton is a bit tall and wayward, making her prone to falling over, but the rich purple is so lovely that I’ll forgive her pretty much anything (I dithered about pinching off those spent blooms but I decided they were quite pleasingly autumnal). The Bishop series dahlias have really under-performed for me this year but you can just see a rather ragged Bishop of Oxford peeking out – Llandaff has done slightly better than him this year but still not especially well. There was something about this year that the dark foliage dahlias did not like… heat and drought perhaps…) Anyway, I am grateful to the border for still holding some late colour, and grateful to Cathy for hosting IAVOM! Hope the week is kind to everyone.

Pop over to Cathy’s page to see what all the other IAVOMers are creating this week!

Published by Notes from the Under-Gardener

Keen amateur gardener, tending a large home garden growing flowers, fruit and veg, ably supported by husband and dog.

8 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: 10th October 2022

  1. Take one element away and the colour pop would be diluted, so in summary, the arrangement is greater that the sum of its parts. A lovely combination of colourful flowers, thanks for sharing.

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  2. Oh that is a vibrant vase indeed. My ‘Waltzing Matilda’ which was a new to me dahlia this year has never really got going which seems such a shame. I’ve read so many positives about her so hopefully she will return next year and flourish. I like the hint of foliage peering out around the rim of your vase 😀

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  3. Gosh, Matilda really does keep on giving! I am seriously considering adding her here next year, although I have a couple of other contenders and not lots of extra space!! I am also trying again with helenium which has never done well for me before. What great colour your combo makes, and the foliage adds extra interest too – thanks for joining in 👍

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  4. A lovely autumnal vase – those rich colours all together are a delight. 😃 I am seeing wonderful dahlias on everyone’s vase posts this week and am quite envious!


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