Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ is casting its magic over the garden these days and I’m spellbound by its deep, rich burgundy color. Naturally, I must share them!
I’ve added pink and white cosmos (C. bipinnatus ‘Sensation Mix’), along with pink phlox (P. paniculata).
Heart-leaved aster (Symphotrichum cordifolium) provides the filler and shiso (Perilla frutescens), the perfect foliage to play off the dahlias.
The amethyst crystal Art Deco vase was from my mother-in-law’s collection.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.
Indeed 🙂 Thanks, Cindy!
Look at the burst of colours in that vase!!! Amazing job 🙂
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That dahlia is an amazing colour!
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Lovely as always
Thank you kindly!
Your colour palette is similar to mine although my dark Dahlia is nowhere near as sumptuous as yours, I will have to look out for Voodoo! The addition of white really brings the composition to llife.
Thank you, Christina. I debated on whether to add white, but it needed the lift, I think.
The dark red and the light pink make a wonderful contrast. 🙂
Thank you, Bun!
Voodoo is a star, thanks for sharing, Eliza!
Thank you, Anca!
Are the dark leaves from Voodoo? The plant must look stunning! We might have been on the same wavelength today – but I guess it’s more what was crying out to be picked. Thanks for sharing
No, the dark leaves are Perilla frutescens. ‘Voodoo’ has plain green leaves. It is like a light went on in the garden, all the dahlias perked up and started budding out like crazy. I was worried that they weren’t producing much, but they apparently are the long shot in the horse race.
Oh goodness, your Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ is gorgeous. Love the way you paired it with cosmos and phlox.
Thank you – it has been my favorite of the four I planted and the best producer so far.
Ohhhh, I love that Dahlia and the vase. Do you eat the Shiso?
Thanks, SQ. I haven’t tried shiso, it seems a bit heavy, but it might be not as strong when cooked. Have you?
No, just curious
Thank you, Fi!
This color combo would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, too. So lovely!
Thank you, Heather. Good to hear from you. Where did the summer go, huh? Hugs to Petey. 🙂
When I saw the title of your post, I half expected to see Fuchsia ‘Voodoo’ – I didn’t know that Dahlias practice voodoo too! I love the dahlia and the way you lightened up the arrangement with the cool pink and while blooms.
Thank you, Kris. I guess voodoo in the plant world means anything dark (and mysterious)!
Lovely! That dahlia is very bewitching and that gorgeous dark foliage is a perfect contrast. 🙂
Thank you, it is very bewitching! 🙂
Magical colors and total effect.
Thank you, Dor. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Such rich colors. Great depth with a lovely lightness.
Thank you very much, Mary. 🙂
Absolutely stunning. It’s almost sensual. Can you say that about a vase?
Absolutely – if it evokes your senses, it’s sensual! 🙂 Thanks, Sarah.
Oh Eliza, you’ve outdone yourself! The dark coleus leaves are perfect with the other players!
Thank you so much, Peter!
Beautiful colours and thanks for sharing ‘Voodoo’. It is gorgeous. I must remember to sow Shiso new year. It looks so useful.
Thanks, Allison. Shiso’s deeply textured foliage has an iridescent shimmer to it – lovely!
I love the colour scheme. Voodoo reminds me of one of my favourie dahlias, Arabian Night. I shall look out for it next year.
Thank you, Chloris. Those deep, rich colors get me every time!
Beautiful flowers =) Nice colors =) Thanks for sharing =)
Gorgeous. Did you sow the shiso from seed? I tried growing some this summer (for eating) and after freezing and soaking the seeds (according to instructions) FINALLY got some to sprout. But they didn’t survive in the garden.
Many years ago I plucked a seedling out of the gravel parking at Tower Hill. It has been self-sowing ever since. They are setting seed now, want me to send you some?
Thanks for the offer, but I still have some seed. It’s just tough to germinate. I suspect I will search out some plants next spring. Much easier!
You might try sowing them this fall. They’ll germinate on their own come spring. It’s worked for me very well!
Good idea. I’ll give it a go.
They transplant pretty easily, too, when they are small.
Ooooh, I’m under his spell!
Lovely – isn’t it great to combine two passtimes
Yes, indeed. Thanks, Diana.
Very ‘Spirit of the Season-y’. 😀
🙂 Soon enough!
Lovely, especially with the contrasting winter scene. I have a very similar vase my daughter gave me~
I love these!
‘Voodoo’ is a great favorite!
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