Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Dahlia Garden

It's mid-August and my sister's dahlia garden is coming into its own.

She is also growing cosmos...

...and bachelor buttons...

...and zinnias...

...and yet more cosmos.

But mostly dahlias - over 150 plants.
This is Sean C.

Look at all the pollinators!
Golden Star

Haley's Dream

This one made me think of you Vickie!
Clearview Audrey

Gillwood Terry G.

Sandia Sunbonnet

Sandia Brocade

AC Shitake

Bloomquist Dan G.

This form is a pom - it was my maternal grandmother's favorite kind of dahlia.

I hope you enjoyed the tour.  The first dahlia show is next weekend up in Portland, Oregon.

11 comments:

Jocelyn Thurston said...

What colourful joy these flowers must bring to all who see them.

Angie said...

My grandfather in Germany had a dahlia garden. Seeing these pretty photos remind me of him. I also love the cosmos. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Marlene jones said...

Red pompom always reminds me of my childhood, they were a favorite of my mum's.

Maggee said...

Love seeing these! They are always spectacular! I looked at them this spring, but they require full sun, and there is nowhere in my property that has full sun. Sad face!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful dahlia's. Do you stake them/ Mine flop to the ground without support.

CalamityJr said...

So beautiful. I tried to choose a favorite but it was impossible - I love them all!

Vickie said...

Oh your sister is so talented with the dahlias to be sure!! Clearview Audrey makes me swoon! How truly lovely it is!!

Barb said...

Your sister's dahlias are spectacular. I am back to the cutting garden where you can cut 12 for $4.

carol fun said...

Every time you show your sister's dahlias I am green with envy... maybe next year I'll try my hand at a couple of varieties... I do love the poms! thanks for sharing ... you and your sister are great gardeners!

Marie said...

I love seeing your sister's dahlias. They also remind me of my mother's and grandmother's gardens, especially Haley's Dream and Clearview Audrey. As kids we called them earwig flowers as they always seemed to have earwigs in them. We learnt to shake them before we sniffed or brought them inside.

Carol said...

Those are so lovely! Does your sister have them fenced in, Beth? I came home from vacation to find my hostas and hydrangeas totally decimated by our local deer "neighbors!"