Here is a little bit of facts and information about the flower:
- Dahlias are named in honour of the Swedish Dr. Anders Dahl (1751-1789), who was a botanist and pupil of Carl Linnaeus.
- Dahlias are originally from Central America; Colombia and Mexico
- The Aztecs cultivated Dahlias for food and for decorative purposes.
- It's the national flower of Mexico.
I have created a very bright arrangement of two different Dahlias - in a large stainless steel flower bucket - then added a handful of similar coloured items - even the books are matching!
- Dahlia is an old garden flower that was out of fashion, as a cut flower, for a long time but recently have become very popular again.
- Dahlias are available from mid summer well into autumn.
- Dahlias come in an endless array of sizes, shapes and astonishingly vivid colours.
- When buying Dahlias look for crisp foliage and make sure the outer petals are firm not shrivelled. The centre of the flower should be very tight.
- Like always remove all foliage below the water line in the vase.
- Cut the stems at an angle.
- Stand in a cool position away from direct sunlight and radiators.
- Change the water frequently and re-cut the stems and the flowers will last longer.
- In general it's not a long lasting flower - 5-7 days is all you will get out of this flower - so look after it well.
- At this time of year they mix well with berries and autumn leaves.
-Enjoy this gorgeous flower while you can!
Enjoy your flower arranging!
I will be back on Friday with another 'Bunch for the Weekend' from 'Of Spring and Summer'.
~ xoxo ~