Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Stitching and Walking

As Chris at Tot Hill Farms Stitches correctly surmised, November's stitching is going to be about gratitude and turkeys - something for everyone, right?

I've certainly been thankful for all the lovely bouquets my sister has provided. 

Let's take a walk and look at my sister's Dahlia Garden.

The garden had a rough start (late planting - rabbits - hot weather).

Nonetheless in October it has come into its own.

The plants are chock-a-block bursting with blooms.

Belred Sunset

Taratahi Sunrise

Tioga Autumn

Unknown

Sandia Sunbonnet

Embrace

Golden Star

The sad thing is that now it is time to cut down the plants, and dig up the tubers to store for the winter.

At least we have lots of bouquets to enjoy! 

Thanks to all who took the time to comment on my handsome male Anna's Hummingbird post yesterday.  It's hard to go wrong with a model like that!

11 comments:

Melody said...

Those dahlias are beautiful!! I imagine you are making lots of bouquets to enjoy if it's time to cut them down. I haven't seen so many varieties of them before.

Justine said...

What beautiful flowers !

Maggee said...

How beautiful they are!! My neighbor across the street had one in the summer that became a TREE! It was about 6 feet high, and has bi-colored blooms (white and pinkish)... I enjoyed seeing it! As I always enjoy seeing your sister's garden! Hugs!

laceystitcher said...

Love, love the Dahlias! Lucky you to receive those beautiful bouquets. Happy stitching...............

Vickie said...

AAAAAAAAhhhhh! That first bouquet is gorgeous! I love dahlias. Mine were zapped by frost and are done this year.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Beautiful flowers with their fantastic colours.
My favourite is Tioga.
Giovanna

Carol said...

I just love your November header, Beth, and your stitching theme for the month is perfect! You can never have too much gratitude!

Such an amazing garden your sister has. Does she live somewhere where the deer don't bother it... I just love those perfect looking dahlias!

Wanda said...

Beth, it looks like a great month on stitching ahead! Your sister's dahlia garden is spectacular. You both are such amazing gardeners!

Christine said...

Those flowers are to die for! I'm making note of all the names . . . .

Frances N said...

Those flowers are stunning! I know you enjoy living with all that beauty! I'm sure you have a vase in every room!!!
I love ALL of the Fall charts you have pictured! This is such a fun time of the year! I actually have the Prairie Schooler chart--I need to do some of those cute little animals for my Fall tree. I also have the Thomas chart! I saw it finished in a shop in Memphis. They made a large pillow. It was finished with elegant fabrics and trim--not primitive. It was truly stunning and not what you would expect from looking at the chart! So lovely--that's why I bought it!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love the range of looks from one variety of flowers. Such beautiful colors to have when everything else is turning brown...