In A Vase On Monday – ‘Italian White’ & ‘Moonstruck’

Eliza Waters

Dahlia  ‘Moonstruck’ and Helianthus ‘Italian White’ are perfect in each others company in this week’s arrangement. Creamy-white with a touch of lemon, I placed them in a milk jug that once belonged to my grandmother.

Three Abyssinian gladioli (Acidanthera murielae) were added for accent. This is the second year I have grown them and while last year yielded no blooms before frost, this year they managed three. I’m doubting whether to grow them again, as they barely make it to frost. Being a zone 7-11 bulb, our summer is just not long enough for them. However, a single blossom can deliciously scent a room, so perhaps I’ll continue to try. Maybe start them early inside in pots? Anyone else have this problem?

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are…

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