My daughter's newly planted dahlias are blooming and they are spectacular. Okay, so they are not an armful and they are not exactly Carolyne Roehm's magnificent selection, but it's a start.
You are not going to believe where I got the bulbs...Tuesday Morning! and they were an afterthought after I had already checked out. I gave them to my daughter for her cutting garden and she did the rest.
I had the most gorgeous photos of the dahlias in bloom in the garden but I erased them by mistake. Don't ask, I was trying to clear the 516 photos in the camera card and poof!
So I took multiple photos of these three, hoping you would be impressed by my photography.
Don't tell anyone but I have a photo editing program for idiots that does a pretty good job.
The dahlias have been a godsend as the hydrangeas, which usually put on quite a how at this time of the year, are a bust. Some blooms here and there but the frigid weather this winter took quite a toll on them and other plants, like the gardenias. No blooms from these babies either this year, but they have come back. Told you...You will see what I mean in a later post.
I would love to add some of the deep burgundy and purple colors as well as pink and white next year. I love the variegated ones such as the red and white above. Any suggestions?
All photos Lindaraxa