This is dahlia season, so bear with me if dahlias bore you! In fact, skip right on to your next blog because there is still a little dahlia left in this season and I am there to the first frost! Last week-end I had the pleasure of meeting Frances Palmer again and seeing her talk and slide show at the GEC during the Greenwich DAZZLING DAHLIA SHOW, AND visiting her actual garden in CT. The Garden Conservancy Open Days program had Frances on the schedule
last year and I am so happy she was included again this year because this year she had
PRETTY PINK DAHLIAS!
I shy away from pink when I am ordering new dahlia tubers. Toward Autumn when the dahlias really come into their own, I have always felt that the colors should be stronger like bronzes, gold, reds, plums and purples. But after this visit, I am going to take a serious look at some of the pinks. Look at some of these luscious blooms!
Such pretty pinks, they make a nice change to the autumnal colours. We have a few but they are single ones so that the bees can enjoy them as well as us!
I love the single ones too – I have a large white single that attracts the bumble bees – they seem almost drunk as they just rest on the pollen!
Good evening Jane! I love this time of year for what seems to be the in between stages; flowers are still part of our landscape, as if they linger and don’t want to say goodbye. These are amongst my favorites, and tonight, we are finally experiencing a little chill after a long summer.
THANK YOU so much for coming to visit me and post a comment. May you have a simply beautiful weekend, enjoying the season! Anita
Dalias are amazing – their colors and shapes so inspire me to paint! Have a lovely weekend!
Those dahlias truly are dazzling. They’re such wonderful, happy flowers, aren’t they? Thanks for the gorgeous reminder that it’s been far too many years since I’ve had any dahlias in my garden! 🙂