This closer view includes a stem of 'Summerwine' yarrow and 'Medicine Bow' chrysanthemums.
'William Shakespeare 2000' David Austin roses had a nice fall flush and blended with the color scheme.
This is another arrangement using most of the same ingredients, plus some Western sword fern fronds.
Here's yet another variation on the theme.
'William Shakespeare 2000' had a great year in the garden. So many of my David Austin roses are growing in too much shade now that trees have matured, or they have been transplanted recently to sunnier spots and are still recovering. It was nice to have plenty of WS blooms while I'm waiting for 'Gertrude Jekyll,' 'Crocus Rose' and 'Charles Rennie Mackintosh' to recover and bloom heavily again. Newly planted in 2020 were 'Emily Bronte' and 'Desdemona,' which I loved and can't wait to see mature. In 2020 I also planted two 'Florentina' and two 'Plum Perfect' roses from Kordes, and I have 'Bolero' and 'Celestial Night' on order for next spring. I'll probably order 'Eustacia Vye' from DA roses if it's available when their new catalog comes out. Can you ever have enough roses?
I've got my dahlia tubers dug, cleaned and stored in wood shavings from the pet store in a large bin in our garage. I've had to spritz them with water a couple of times as they started to soften, but I'm hoping they'll do better as the garage cools down with winter weather arriving. Last month the garage was hovering about 55 degrees, which is a little too warm for dahlia tuber storage.
Mmm, I sure love 'William Shakespeare 2000.' This rose has disease problems in some areas but is perfectly healthy in my garden.