Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Dallying Amongst the Dahlias


It's really, truly September and so I've begun to stitch "Calendar - September" by Ewe & Eye and Friends.  I think it will turn out to be sunflowerish.

And speaking of flowers, September means the dahlias are in full bloom.
This week I present..."My Sister's Dahlias".

My Sister's Garden

My sister is growing 199 plants this year.  She started the tubers in one gallon plastic pots in May, and due to our cold, wet spring, was not able to set them out into the garden until late June / early July...but at least that way they continued to grow and did not rot in the muddy ground.

Dahlias come in many colors, sizes, and shapes.  Enjoy!
       
Willo Borealis
Pom

Sean C.
Collarette

Alden Snowlodge
Miniature Cactus

Kelgai Ann
Waterlily

BB - Formal Decorative
Hillcrest Kismet

Tioga Autumn
Laciniated

Taratahi Sunrise
Waterlily

Raeann's Peach 
Single

The Lane County Dahlia Society (Oregon) will host their annual show the weekend of September 18th and 19th in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fair Grounds.
For more information see the Lane County Dahlia Society Blog.

11 comments:

Cythia Harris ~ said...

Oh those flowers are just gorgeous!

Melinda said...

Oh. my. Those flowers are beautiful!

zentmrs said...
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zentmrs said...

Oh how gorgeous! My sister also grows dahlias - I will have to send her here to see those beauties!

chris_stitch said...

Beth,
Thanks for posting the dahlia pictures! They are amazing!
All of your Ewe & Eye stitching has inspired me.

Chris

thyme2garden said...

I had no idea the dahlia flowers were so beautiful. Thank you for sharing these pictures!

allysgrandma said...

Oh I need some. Ours got eaten last year. I was working too much and having a hard time keeping up.

Annemarie said...

Thank you SO much for sharing these lovely dahlia pictures! This is my first year growing dahlias and they're amazingly beautiful.

ana said...

those are such beautiful dahlias. thanks for sharing all the different flowers. gorgeous.

Jami said...

Oh my goodness- 199!? That's a lot of dahlias. :-) Thanks for sharing!

Nicola said...

Spectacular