In A Vase on Monday – Purple Passion

flower arrangementDahlias have come on strongly in the garden, so I picked a few varieties to showcase. As these were gifted to me, I think I got their cultivar names right.


Clockwise: Dahlia Outta da Blue’, ‘Chilson’s Pride’ and Cactus ‘Pinelands Princess'(?)

In addition, there are pink and white Phlox (P. paniculata), white and pink Cleome (C. hassleriana), purple Angelonia (A. angustifolia) and foliage is silvery Licorice plantย (Helichrysum petiolare)ย and Carolina Lupine (Thermopsis villosa).


I had a few shorts leftover, so I put them into my frosted fern vase:


In A Vase on Mondayย is a weekly meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. Click the link to see arrangements made by other gardeners around the world.

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100 Responses to In A Vase on Monday – Purple Passion

  1. Wow !!! What a beauty …

    I am sure, the colours we see here is nothing close to the original.

    I always found it hard to capture and present the saturated true colours of flowers through any digital device …

    Nothing could perfectly replicate our eyes, right ?

    Thank you so much for sharing, Eliza ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Sheree says:

    Beautiful displays

  3. tonytomeo says:

    Rad! These happen to be colors that dahlias excel at.
    Carolina lupine is something I must look up.

  4. Monday morning joy! Thank you, Eliza! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  5. jenanita01 says:

    I do love dahlias!

  6. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    What a glorious vase Eliza, I love these colour combinations and the dahlias look stunning! ๐Ÿ’–

  7. Karen Lang says:

    Delightful ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท

  8. Wow, Eliza. Here my gardens are on their way down and you are exploding with color. Gorgeous!!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amy! Dahlias and phlox are most welcome in the the late summer garden, looking great when other things are heading to dormancy.

      • I’m going to have to plant some Dahlias. I have phlox but they are early Spring here. Do Dahlias prefer sun or shade or a combination? Looking forward in changing things around.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Dahlia tubers are best in full sun with even moisture. They aren’t hardy so must be dug up and stored over winter in a frost free place. Phlox paniculata has many hybrids that resist powdery mildew which can be a problem if they don’t get enough air and light. But they are worth it because they really do carry the garden this time of year.

      • Oh wow. A lot of work. I’ll have to rethink about Dahlias. They are just stunning though. I’ve really got my hands full with my cat family so ….. we’ll see.

  9. AGE says:

    So lovely! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Treah Pichette says:

    I love the Outta Da Blue & the Pinelands Princess together… a tropical sunset!

  11. Gorgeous! Mine didn’t do well at all this year, so I’m already working on a new location for next year. In the meantime, I can ooh and aah over yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Val Boyko says:

    Wonderful blooms! I especially love the first arrangement ๐Ÿ’•

  13. Joanne says:

    The pink and purple tones work beautifully together with the touch of white to give the bouquet that little lift. Dahlias are so lovely, I think I might have to plant a few in my garden this spring. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Joanne. I enjoy using a good cut flower dahlia at the end of the season when other annuals are beginning to fade. Their blooms are so perfect in form! They do take a lot of room, but a good producer is worth it.

  14. bittster says:

    Oh wow. That is amazing. Love the colors and together in the vase they’re fantastic.
    Silly me for never using the licorice plant in a vase. I’ve cut enough of it to keep it under control, but never even thought to use it!

  15. I definitely have dahlia envy. They are just so pretty.

  16. joylennick says:

    All works of natural art. Really beautiful. Thank you. xx

  17. Alice says:

    Totally gorgeous. Amazing that all those stems fit in the vase. Dahlias are amazing flowers & so many beautiful colors.

  18. I’m with Belinda! Those dazzling dahlias are oh so lovely.

  19. Noelle M says:

    What a lovely gift to receive, and you have worked diligently to get such perfect blooms. The arrangement is a great way to bring them together to admire.

  20. These are lovely. I love dalhias. We planted a few this year (given to us by a friend) but unfortunately they haven’t flowered much yet. We did get one flower a few weeks ago but a squirrel ate it before it had time to fully opened. I saved one yesterday by bringing it inside but otherwise we only have green leaves! Maybe next year, it will do better. (Suzanne)

  21. So pretty, Eliza. I love dahlias. They’re almost too perfect. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Eliza Waters says:

      IKR? Such perfection in those finely arrayed petals. Makes me upset when the Japanese beetles munch them – how dare they? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Thanks for your visit, Diana!

  22. Cathy says:

    What a bountiful vase, Eliza, and the additions complement the dahlias perfectly

  23. the running wave says:

    Very lovely indeed! And great to be able to photograph your vase outside because the garden gives such a complementary background compared to finding the right spot in the house! I always struggle with that! A really beautiful vase of September flowers! Amanda

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Amanda! Because winter is too long here, I spend as much time in summer outside if I can. Sadly, we don’t have too many weeks left. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  24. arlingwoman says:

    What a treat these are! I love dahlias and have never been able to grow them.

  25. These happy colours are gorgeous Eliza!

  26. rajkkhoja says:

    Awesome flowers & flower pot.

  27. Widdershins says:

    Passioning purples are pleasing to my peepers. : )

  28. susurrus says:

    Having a problem keeping up with dahlias is my kind of problem! Those big ones always make me gasp.

  29. krispeterson100 says:

    It’s a beautiful combination, Eliza. I was disappointed by Dahlia ‘Bluetiful’ last year but I think I’ll look for ‘Outta da Blue’ next year – and maybe ‘Chilson’t Pride’ too.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. ‘Outta da Blue’ is very prolific with nice long stems for cut flowers. Like ‘Voodoo,’ it seems that similar cultivars are good, heavy producers.

  30. Ali Grimshaw says:

    Pure joy. I love the colors. Thanks for the shot of happy.

  31. Robin says:

    Wow!! So beautiful, Eliza. โค

  32. Vicki says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Eliza. I love the colours and you’ve combined some particularly lovely shades of pink for this Monday.

  33. ladyfi says:

    Beautiful flowers!

  34. Dahlias are the perfect flower with such full heads and rich color. Very nice, Eliza!

  35. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    This is so pretty ! I love dahlia’s.

  36. Eliza, what a beautiful arrangement showcased! Certainly in a vase, but more stronger in our senses than elsewhere! Thanks for sharing! The colors are truly calming! Imagining a meditative spot ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ !!!!

  37. Beautiful shades and arrangements!

  38. Cathy says:

    They are all gorgeous Eliza. Especially like the one with a hint of orange. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

  39. Goodness, I am green with Dahlia envy. So gorgeous. Love them all!

  40. Maria says:

    Oh my goodness it’s so gorgeous and robust.

  41. glenys mahler says:

    On the other side of the world it’s just the beginning of Spring. For the first time I have planted some dahlia seeds and they’re just popped up out of the soil raising mix. I’m hoping that they’ll survive and I’ll be happy with just a few blooms. I’m loving these.

  42. Gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚๐ŸŒบ

  43. Such bright colours. How wonderful is Mother Nature โค โค โค

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