Early this spring I purchased several bags of dahlia roots.
I carefully planned the colors to coordinate with the roses and the lily.
I planned them all in pinks. ..
and surprise. . .
Sunshine Yellow with Red Tiger Stripes. . ..
Huge flowers with lots of spunk I'd say.
This bud is still unfolding. . .
It's diameter is that of a drinking glass. . .
OH .. .and these little girls are keeping a secret in the center.
I keep waiting for them to fully open. . .
but whatever is in the center of them. .
they are keeping close to their hearts.
This red beauty. . .teased me a bit. . ."look at us. . .we have pinkish petals on the outside".
I've developed a new fascination with dahlias.
Next year I have an iris bed that is going to be rudely uprooted.
(I've already hired up a gardener and a wee assistant he has)
I'm going to go to the store .. .
close my eyes. . .
grab several bags in the dahlia section. . .
and plant them. . .
with one eye closed.
Shall we all?