Saturday, September 24, 2016

Saturday in the Dahlia Garden

This weekend my sister will go down to Roseburg, Oregon for the last of the dahlia shows. 

She has 25 entries staged and ready to go.

This triple is my favorite - let's wish her good luck and take a look at the Dahlia Garden one more time.

Besides dahlias, she has some rows of cut flowers including cosmos... 

bachelor buttons...

and 'Persian Carpet' zinnias.

Now on to the dahlias.  
I'm going to let the photos speak for themselves.














My sister works on and off all year on her garden. Planning, purchasing, planting, tilling, setting out, growing, tending, digging up, dividing.  It is a passion for her.

A healthy garden attracts pollinators.

Love these pollen-speckled bumble bees in the zinnias.

10 comments:

Vickie said...

I was going to try to tell you my favorite dahlia, and I can't!! ;) To hard. I think she will do well.

Maggee said...

Oh yes... those are gorgeous selections and should do very well, at least in my humble opinion!! Love the Dahlia garden and the other assorted flowers. I just came in from the yard, and noticed that my flowers (not sure what they are) have grown a second round and THOSE are flowering already! Woohoo! AND while at the store, picked up a pack of Windflower bulbs for the spring (if the squirrels don't get to them!!)... It is a beautiful day to be thinking about gardening! Thanks for sharing! Best to your sister!

Robin in Virginia said...

Fabulous floral photos! It would be hard to pick a favorite. Have a wonderful weekend.

daisy gurl said...

Obviously a labor of love. So many stunning examples. Best wishes to her.

Melody said...

What beautiful flowers! Your sister is a talented gardener. Hope her flowers do well at the show.

Barb said...

Your sister's dahlias are absolutely beautiful. I wish her lots of luck at the last show.

Mouse said...

wishing her oodles of luck .. her flowers are simply gorgeous and testiment to all her hard work ... which isn't when she enjoys it soo much :) love mouse xxxxx

LDR said...

I can understand why it would be a passion to cultivate such a lovely garden and to surround oneself with so much beauty & color. Lots of luck to your sister at the show.

Pull the other thread said...

Best of luck to her, her flowers are so beautiful! Look forward to hearing how she gets on.

Carol said...

I can't get over how perfect each flower looks--what a talent your sister possesses :)