Monday, September 6, 2010
Dahlias Doing Their Thing
Well, it's been a tough summer for dahlias that like the heat, but I am finally getting some blooms from the new tubers I planted this year.
Although it seems late in the summer for them to start blooming, I guess it is the normal time since the dahlia festivals are all happening around now. It's obviously been a while since I grew these beauties.
The foliage is showing mildew on some of them, since the sun has been a bit scarce until the afternoons, but the flowers are lovely never-the-less. They are all standing up well without staking with the exception of "Diva' which could use some help. Overall the garden is not very colorful this time of year so these blooms are a welcome focus.