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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13 thoughts on “D is for Dahlia

  1. 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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  2. 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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