D is for Dahlia

Dahlias are mainly grown for the summer border and cut flowers and they can keep on flowering until the first frosts. They come in many different colours and flower types from a small patio plant to huge dinner-plate sized double decorative specimens.

 

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  1. Nguyên-Kan says:

    Beautiful Dahlias! I love daliahs and they always remind me of New year holiday during my childhood time.

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    1. Heyjude says:

      They are such rewarding flowers – and so many shapes and colours too!

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  2. Sammy D. says:

    Whoa! That orange and brightly-colored salmon one loading into my screen was spectacular. Dahlias aren’t one of my favorite flowers (not sure why), nevertheless I have a personal fondness for them. Years after I moved away from home, dear old Dad experimented with growing them for a few years, and every year the blooms got bigger and bigger (for no apparent reason – maybe the seeds he chose). I have a picture of him holding two dahlia blooms, each as large as his head, up next to his ears. He looks like a kindly, elderly cheerleader holding his pom poms. Dad and His Dahlias 🙂

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Lovely memories of your dad! I guess for me the thing that puts me off dahlias are the earwigs that seem to be attracted to them 😦

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      1. Sammy D. says:

        Ooh hate those wigglies!

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  3. Sharon Himsl says:

    Not sure dahlias would work where I live (zone 4?). Very beautiful!
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    1. Heyjude says:

      I’m in the UK so not sure what all the zones mean in the US. All I know is they don’t like frost and snow!

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  4. Laine Gray says:

    Wow, such beauties!! 🙂

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Laine.

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  5. The Rider says:

    Delightful, delicate, dreamlike! Dankie!

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Definitely 😀

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  6. Dina says:

    Gorgeous captures. I have never seen dahlias like they present them at Angelsey Abbey in Cambridgehsire. A treat to sore eyes!
    Love, Dina

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    1. Heyjude says:

      Another place I must visit. Most of these were taken at the Secret Garden in Sandwich Dina, if you ever get down that way.

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