With the Dahlia growing season coming up, I am looking forward to getting out my old tubers which have been safety stored away in the shed all winter. I also have some new cuttings on order which should arrive soon. I will need to split my tubers before planting them, and will write an article soon on that. I did start splitting them in October, but ended up slicing through my finger and severing a nerve and was referred for an operation, so I had to quickly pack them away for the winter. This time I will be more careful when cutting them.
So in the meantime, before I pull my dahlia tubers out for the winter, here are some dahlia inspiration pictures from the internet (unfortunately not my garden), but an inspiration for the future 😀
I love Dahlias – so it was only natural I would include them in my bridal wedding bouquet. I got married at the end of May which is early in the Dahlia season, so I think my florist struggled to get the variety of dahlias I would have liked to have seen – especially as I live in the North of the UK, so its even harder to find dahlias so early in the year.
My bouquet also contained Peonies which are gorgeous. My bouquet was pink and purple. Look at the ideas below if you’re thinking of having dahlias for your special day 😀
As my Bubble Stem/Bud Vase collection has recently expanded, my husband suggested getting a window shelf. I wasn’t sure at first as I hadn’t seen one before. I did some research on the internet and found one or two example which you can see at the bottom of this post.
We decided to buy a bespoke made one from Cheadle Glass in Greater Manchester for less than £50. There was a few hitches with the order but we picked it up today and my husband fitted it. I love it – it shows on my stem vases beautifully – so a great gift from my husband 🙂
Here is my window shelf and my Stem Vase Collection.
Some other Window Shelf ideas I found on the internet:
When I got married in 2013, I became obsessed with looking at pink/purple wedding bouquets. I wanted Dahlias, roses, orchids and peonies! Most importantly I wanted lots of purple and dark pink flowers, especially dahlias.
My bouquet was really pink in the end as you can see in the above picture. My florist was one of the best in Manchester – David Wayman’s florist, who supplies to a lot of major corporate companies including Selfridges etc. My bouquet didn’t have as many Dahlias or purple flowers as I had asked for and I was slightly disappointed that despite providing a tonne of pictures, they hadn’t followed what I said. What I really wanted was a mix of the pictures in the top 2 lines below. Though looking back, it is a stunning bouquet 🙂
Enjoy the pictures.
Whilst researching for my bouquet, I found pinterest and started pinning my ideas – its very addictive: