Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dahlias - are they divas?

A fellow gardener opened his dahlia gardens to a group of us to wander and cut flowers. As we did this, he shared with us some of his knowledge about growing and propagating these beautiful flowers. 
Here is a small sampling of the 80 or so varieties he grows. 
(Please click on the photos to enlarge them.)


I think you'll agree that they are some kinda gorgeous flowers.

But are they divas, or just plain delightful?


Click here for the Puget Sound Dahlia Association website.


  1. OMG! How beautiful! I'd get dizzy from such beauty! Excellent pictures!

  2. Beautiful pictures Aerie-el. I think they're Divas. I sure miss having mine. I have one blooming, one with buds and one I just bought cause mine didn't do well this year.

  3. your site is so beautiful; I love looking at it. Thank you and keep it up.

  4. Delightful and amazing! Of course, I don't have to tend them.

  5. I've honestly never grown Dahlias, but they are beautiful. There was a gorgeous Dahlia display at our county fair earlier this year, and I must admit, they do look a little diva-ish, but why shouldn't they?

  6. A little bit of both maybe. Some of mine are blooming, others never did set a single bud... those are the divas. All that teasing with foliage. Just plain cruel.

    These photos are beautiful. I love the deep velvety red one the most.

  7. They may surely think so! Lovely they are. Your portraits are too. ;>)


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