Monday, September 6, 2010

Dahlias Doing Their Thing

'Peaches and Cream'

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.

'Diva'

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.

'Ahoy Matey'

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.

6 comments:

Priscilla said...

Your Dahlias are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

Gorgeous dahlias! I really like Ahoy Matey! Such a unique name.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

Darling Dahlias Sheila! I especially like 'Peaches and Cream', as the colors are so reminiscent of our impending fall season.

Tony said...

Hi Shelia, love love love all your garden pics. Can't wait to purchase a home with a big enough yard to garden.

ZZ said...

Lovely!

I'm looking for green dahlias myself. I guess I have to keep looking.

Amy said...

I love all the pretty colors...very pretty!