Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sending My Sweet Friends A Bouquet of Dahlia's

My Dahlia's are beautiful this year
They seem to be in the heights of their blooms 
even though it is October

So I picked this bouquet for you.........

I have 4 I did not dig up last year and they all came back!
It is a southern exposure, I cut them to the ground a Mr.
heaps grass clippings on them..must of worked!

beautiful pink

pink with a touch of yellow

and the big beautiful one with huge blooms is yellow

I have company tomorrow night so I thought I needed a bouquet
for the Dining Room table, even if we are just having hamburgers
on the grill.

all arranged in my silver compote

Not very fallish, looks more like spring
but I have orange cosmos I have also made arrangements of.

I just find such peace going out and picking what I have grown from a 
seed or a bulb, watching it grow and enjoying the amazement of 
its beauty.
here the bouquet is on the porch ready for fall

I think it may stay there for now.......
the minute I bring it in, Boots will be drinking the water and dismantling it.


Hope you are having a beautiful Saturday
Week 1 of vacation is almost over


Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Ann
What a very sweet bouquet :o)
I know I don't get here as often as I should. Hope you and yours are keeping well.
Rose H

Protector of Vintage said...

Gorgeous flowers!!

sweetvintageofmine said...

They are beautiful! When I see dahlias, they remind me of my (former)mother n law (I'm still close to her) She had the whole front of her house in dahlias. I really like that yellow-chartruse? looking one! Hope you and company have a wonderful time! blessings~~~Roxie

Linda said...

Oh, how I miss my dahlias in The Netherlands! It is too hot here in Louisiana to grow them! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Donna said...

Your dahlias are just gorgeous, Ann! The colors are amazing! I've not grown them in years, I am too lazy to plant them and then have to dig them up in the fall:) They look beautiful in your silver urn. Love your porch and white wicker!!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Dahlia love - I would be thrilled to receive such a bouquet!

Popped by from Pink Saturday.

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your dahlias are beautiful!!! I especially love that light pink and yellow one.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Ann, your dahlias are beautiful They are one of my favorite flowers, but unfortunately I don't have anywhere to grow them. Hope you are enjoying your vacation. xo Laura

Shelia said...

Oh, Ann! You dahlias are so pretty and you put together a lovely arrangement in your silver piece. Well, I'll tell you, for a first boyfriend, you did well. David Cassidy was just a cutie and I loved his slinky hair.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Shirley said...

Just stunning. I love Dahlia's and have some nice one's too..Our mid fall with allt he rain and wind is really leaving just a few to behold! Your bouquet is beautiful. photo's last forever (we hope anyway)and these are a keeper..

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Thankyou Ann for such a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! Love that silver compote too!
Have a great week,

Lottie said...

Oh my goodness! So beautiful!!!! Thank you for sharing!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your dahlias are beautiful. My favorite one is the pink with a little yellow. I am surprised they survived in ground last winter.

My mom used to grow so many of them. She would send me to school with big bouquets for the principal and for my teacher. In winter my mom dug them all up and stored them in the basement in those wooden old style bushel baskets with lids on them. Those same kind of baskets made good carriers when one of the cats had to go to the vet.