In A Vase On Monday – ‘Voodoo’

img_4842Dahlia ‘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).

img_4839Heart-leaved aster (Symphotrichum cordifolium) provides the filler and shiso (Perilla frutescens), the perfect foliage to play off the dahlias.

img_4837The 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.

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70 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – ‘Voodoo’

  1. Aishwarya says:

    Look at the burst of colours in that vase!!! Amazing job 🙂

  2. jenanita01 says:

    That dahlia is an amazing colour!

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:


  4. Christina says:

    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.

  5. Bun Karyudo says:

    The dark red and the light pink make a wonderful contrast. 🙂

  6. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Voodoo is a star, thanks for sharing, Eliza!

  7. Cathy says:

    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

    • Eliza Waters says:

      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.

  8. pbmgarden says:

    Oh goodness, your Dahlia ‘Voodoo’ is gorgeous. Love the way you paired it with cosmos and phlox.

  9. Ohhhh, I love that Dahlia and the vase. Do you eat the Shiso?

  10. Heather says:

    This color combo would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, too. So lovely!

  11. Kris P says:

    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.

  12. Cathy says:

    Lovely! That dahlia is very bewitching and that gorgeous dark foliage is a perfect contrast. 🙂

  13. dorannrule says:

    Magical colors and total effect.

  14. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Such rich colors. Great depth with a lovely lightness.

  15. Absolutely stunning. It’s almost sensual. Can you say that about a vase?

  16. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Oh Eliza, you’ve outdone yourself! The dark coleus leaves are perfect with the other players!

  17. Beautiful colours and thanks for sharing ‘Voodoo’. It is gorgeous. I must remember to sow Shiso new year. It looks so useful.

  18. Chloris says:

    I love the colour scheme. Voodoo reminds me of one of my favourie dahlias, Arabian Night. I shall look out for it next year.

  19. Emiérre says:

    Beautiful flowers =) Nice colors =) Thanks for sharing =)

  20. Brenda says:

    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.

  21. Kathy Sturr says:

    Ooooh, I’m under his spell!

  22. dianaed2013 says:

    Lovely – isn’t it great to combine two passtimes

  23. Widdershins says:

    Very ‘Spirit of the Season-y’. 😀

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  25. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely, especially with the contrasting winter scene. I have a very similar vase my daughter gave me~

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