Necessarily simple: dahlias and cornflowers

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Although unusually I am not at work today, I still had to pick and arrange my Monday vase quickly and efficiently as The Brazilian and I were intending to go on a long bike ride through the Pentlands in training for our Coast to Coast race next weekend. The ‘Totally Tangerines’ were already picked and in this vase, as I’d cut them for this Instagram photo yesterday. All I had to do was add some cornflower buttons and a charming accompaniment, a cheerful beach hut, in celebration of the sun’s shining most wonderfully outside.

I think cornflowers are my favourite flowers for a vase this year.

In the end, The Brazilian pushed himself too hard at the gym and felt quite sick, so we cancelled the Pentlands trip and that meant I could …. garden instead.

In a Vase on Monday is hosted by the fabulous Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

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  1. Lovely Dahlias and the color and plant combinations are very nice and simple.

  2. Oh the beach hut is a great prop and really echoes the blue of the cornflowers. And your lovely dahlias again – they really are gorgeous! Where will you cycle from and to for your coast to coast race and how many miles is it? And is it really a race – will you be cycling competitively? Hope it goes well πŸ™‚

  3. Simple is perfect for this arrangement that speaks of summer, complete with the charming beach hut!

  4. What a fabulous combination. Positively architectural.

  5. I love that Totally Tangerine dahlia, I will look out for it next year. So pretty with the cornflower. That is an ambitious cycle ride, it puts our 10 mile ride with the pub halfway seem rather weedy.

  6. So pretty. I love cornflowers too but unfortunately have no luck growing them here. Yours look great with the complementary orange.

  7. Those are gorgeous dahlias! As for the cornflowers – they’re bluer than either the sky or the ocean here today.

  8. Those two colours are so very very pretty together! (And the beach hut is sweet too!) πŸ˜‰

  9. How charming. It’s a perfect combination and I love the beach hut prop!

  10. What a captivating picture. Nothing does blue like a cornflower, nothing does jaunty like a beach hut.

  11. Exquisite use of less is more

  12. Lovely simple arrangement – I really like it.

  13. I love this – elegant yet somehow witty!

  14. Beautiful! Lovely combination.

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