22 August 2016

Tiny Blooms - # 37 - Two Pompon Dahlias


Dahlias comes in many different shapes, sizes and colours. Today we are taking a look at some pompon dahlias in two different colours. 


This series of blog posts - called 'Tiny Blooms' - are about small flower arrangements. Small - might be the size of the container or it could be the size of the flowers or the amount of stems. 

It can also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's simple, quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I'm allowing myself a lot of creative freedom!



I love dahlias - they were out of fashion for a long time but are now back in favour and they are more popular than ever. 


At this time of year my two nearest farmers markets are now selling dahlias in every colour of the rainbow.

I find it very hard to resist the temptation to buy a bunch of every colour. Well, that is never a good idea! Some dahlias only last for a few days but most last for about 5-7 days.   


Enjoy the dahlias while they are around, mix a few colours or just use one colour on it's own. Leave a bit of foliage at the top to bring in some green between the big flower heads. Also keep the flower buds as a contrast and added texture - even though they might never open up if they are closed tightly.


Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Monday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back later in the week with some more floral delights. 

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Ingrid, those pompom dahlias are a perfect sight on a Monday morning...or afternoon. Their tightly furled petals are exquisite. Dahlias are just beginning to appear at our farmers market, and i expect to be bringing some home soon. It's more usual to see the larger dahlias, but I will be patient in looking for pompoms. xo