Thank goodness for dahlias!! August flowers can be tricky. This is the moment of the year that I find most challenging in the garden. We’ve seen the best of the roses; the Spring flowers are long gone, and even the lavender has given its best and needs to be cut back.
But the dahlias are just beginning to come into their own. My favorite this year is this huge dinner plate blush pink variety, whose name unfortunately I do not know. Paired with a few Polka roses and a rose from the bottom of the garden whose name also escapes me, (although it may be an Abraham Darby) and we have a quick bouquet, that will last only a couple of days, but give a lot of perfumed pleasure in that time.
For this arrangement I used an antique porcelain basket, with small glass vases stood inside. About the quickest thing ever to pull together, no wire, no foam and just five minutes to pick and arrange.
Our weather seems to playing tricks with us all around the world right now, and my thoughts are with friends in California where the fires continue to blaze. I hope that wherever you are, you may also find a few moments to enjoy flowers from your garden.