My Café au Lait dahlias were longing to be picked, their oversized heads drooping in the November drizzle. They have been out for over a month now, and still the flowers are firm and fabulous, though just turning the hint of brown at the edges. I could see they were going to be zapped by a frost sooner or later, and thought they would be better off inside. The leaves of the plants are spotting black already. The unopened buds that remain on them may never open, now that the sun passes over the garden in less than an hour.
This yellow jug was the perfect vessel, and here it stands on the open shelves of our kitchen, which Henry the painter has yet to paint. I tried adding other flowers to the jug, but I had nothing that did my dahlias justice.
I could not have predicted that my dahlia experiment would be this successful. Next year I shall move them to a sunnier spot and perhaps invest in more varieties.
In a vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden so please follow this link to her blog and see all the wonderful vases that have been created today by other garden bloggers.