27 August 2014

Flowers from the Flower Market - # 5 - Dahlia and Helenium




This week on 'Flowers from the Flower Market' - I'm featuring some spectacular looking Dahlias. In the bunch are also Heleniums and Alchemilla mollis flowers.

Dahlias are such an amazing cut flower - they might not last that long but while they are at their best - they are spectacular.

I found these stunning Dahlias at my local farmer's market - at my favourite flower stall - Forever Green Flower Company. An organic flower farm run by the lovely Cel Robertson and her husband Robert.  


What is interesting about these Dahlias is the combination of speckles and lines on the yellow petals. 

As a background to the Dahlias are a whole bunch of Heleniums. A great cut flower and loved by bees and other insects.The dark copper red colour of the Heleniums are picked up in the speckles and lines on the Dahlias. 

Around the edges are some Alchemilla mollis flowers - added as a little finishing touch of frothy green.

As always - condition the flowers by removing any leaves that would end up below the water line in the vase - cut the stems at an angle - to increase water absorption. Put in a clean container with cool water and leave in a cool place over night or at least a few hours before making the final arrangement.

Arrange the big Dahlia flower heads at slightly different heights in the front - with the shortest one just above the edge of the vase. Arrange the darker Heleniums as a background and the Alchemilla at either side along the edges.

I have used a very neutral vase - a chunky off-white vase from the 1930's and as a background a vintage grain sack from my grandfathers old country store in Sweden.

A lovely combination of late summer flowers that would look great anywhere in the house.   



Have an Amazing Floral Day!

~ xoxo ~ 

Ingrid


6 comments:

Claudia said...

Hello Ingrid,

I love your photos and posts.
Greetings from Germany,

Claudia

Barbara said...

These are just stunning, whoever came up with this combo of a dahlia did great, such a wonderful color. Love this so much.

Lisa Gordon said...

just beautiful, Ingrid, and I am seeing a hint of fall in your choice of colors here! :-)
xo.

Jarka Panci said...

Ingrid, nice flowers .... dahlia is amazing - combination colours fantastic !!
Jarka

Jannibele said...

Nydelig kombinasjon! Solbruden er en av mine favoritter i hagen og den passer i buketter med så mange. Den Dahliaen hadde jeg i min hage for noen år siden. Skal jammen plante den ved siden av Solbruden til neste år.

Georgianna said...

Incredible colors, Ingrid! Really would brighten up any space.

Hope you are well.

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