Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Whiskers and Dahlias

The Trilogy "Happy Black Black Cat Day"

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on my Whisker dilemma. 
I think I like the cat best with whiskers, but the white ones seems too stark.  What do you think of the grey whiskers? I think the more muted color matches better with the other colors in the pattern.

It's time for the Tuesday Garden Party.
My sister's Dahlia Garden is amazing - so much color
Let's go take a look.

Step inside the garden gate and take a look!

I don't know if the Dahlia Garden has ever had so much color before.

The plants made the most of all the sunny summer weather.

They'll continue to bloom until the first frost.
I hope we have a few more frost-free weeks. 

Now that the Dahlia Show season has ended, we can have bouquets for the house.

Photos like this make me wish I could paint - wouldn't this make a pretty watercolor?

Besides Dahlias, my sister is growing Persian Carpet Zinnias.

They also make great, long-lasting cut flowers.

And they attract pollinators.

And let's not forget the hedge Marigolds. 

They've now come into their own.

This should inspire me to begin stitching on Cottage Garden Samplings "October's Marigold" don't you think?

I hope you enjoyed the Dahlia Garden Tour.

19 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh yes indeed I enjoyed this tour! Love your sister's gate. =)
The grey whiskers look good.

Anna van Schurman said...

I like the grey whiskers but I am a HUGE fan of your sister's periwinkle door! :)

Natasha said...

I like the gray wiskers. Your sisters garden is very pretty TFS!

Brenda A said...

The gray whiskers look tons better than the white ones, and I prefer them to be there too! It looks awesome!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Gray for whiskers and
Yay for these lovely dahlias! :)

Patti Estep said...

Love love love all your Dahlias! especially the button ones..

Wendy S. said...

The gray whiskers are purr-fect! And what a lovely garden! Thanks for sharing the photos!

Marlene Jones said...

Love your sisters garden, I am green with envy!

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Blue Gate is beautiful, how romantic:-)
Garden full of flowers, amazing!

Margaret said...

OMG, the dahlia garden is amazing!!! Wow! As for your cat stitch, I like the grey whiskers. Good idea!!

Barb said...

The gray whiskers are just right! Your sister's garden is so beautiful! I love the picture of the marigold with the bee.

carol fun said...

Oh my goodness- the dahlias are gorgeous! After your pictures last year I was determined to have some dahlias of my own. My boys got me some for Mother's day and I planted them in 2 large pots next to my garage. They did great, just fading now and I will do it again next summer. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annette-California said...

Grey whiskers look Great!!! I so enjoyed your sister's beautiful garden. Love her blue gate door too! love Annette

laceystitcher said...

Whiskers look great - I like it.

Happy stitching..............

Pam in KS

Pam in IL said...

Grey whiskers are perfect! Love all the bright and colorful flowers

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Puss cat looks great with the new whiskers. I love all your flower photos today - I guess I'm a fan of bright colours.

Andrea said...

Grey whiskers ... just the perfect finish. Love the dahlia garden, the blue gate is very striking.

Melody said...

So pretty! I also love the blue garden gate. The flowers are putting on a good show.

Melanie said...

I like the gray whiskers. I've had black cats (all black) and they don't have white whiskers either.
Her garden is stunning. I'm sure it's a lot of work but WOW.