June brings the summer solstice and long, sunny days. As temperatures rise flower colors get hotter as well. Soft larkspur blues and columbine in early June make way for bright sunflowers and zinnias by August. The glamorous dahlia begins it show late in the summer
and lasts until early autumn.

Early June brings soft colors. Pale blue hydrangeas and pink snapdragons combine with the very first white garden lilies  A bit of dill and zebra grass add height and interest. Variegated foliages are hosta and weigelia. Support for flowers in the vase is 1” chicken wire.  Vases are from Accent Decor.

This bouquet of dahlias was created with a branch structure woven over a circular wire structure with bi colored brown ribbon woven through the base.   Dahlias are tricky to use because of their thick stems with blossoms facing forward. some time to get them placed properly in a bouquet and the structure helped support the stems.   True confession–the structure was made under the guidance of Gregor Lersch in Bad Neuenahr Germany and came home in my suitcase to be used again and again.

More dahlias in glass vases in a series are always a favorite of mine. Here brightly colored dahlias combine with kale and explosion grass.