Macro Monday #47

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Sunset Dahlia

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  1. Robyn Haynes says:

    Dahlias remind me of my childhood. Neighbours grew them to exhibit at flower shows. My mother was always staking hers as the flower heads were too heavy. I loved to collect the snails they encouraged. This photo is spectacular. Such gorgeous colours.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Ah, now you have succinctly pointed out why I don’t grow them. Snails! And earwigs I recollect. I quite like the single smaller flowers as they attract the bees. I might attempt to grow a couple and see if they can survive the S&S onslaught 😀

  2. Aletta says:

    what a beaut!!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Dahlias are very charming flowers 🙂

  3. Sue says:

    Wonderful colours, nicely captured, Jude

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Sue 🙂

  4. Dina says:

    Blown up it looks absolutely stunning, Jude. You macros are really great. The Dahlias are so beautiful at this time of the year.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thank you Dina. I love the colours and shapes of Dahlias, but have never grown them. There is a Dahlia farm near us in Cornwall and I hope to visit it this year to take some photographs.

  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    A beautiful photo!
    I planted a couple of dahlia’s this spring after being inspired by so many wonderful photos from different bloggers. I thought they would love the warm, sunny spot I had chosen for them, but sadly, they are barely surviving without a bloom between them 😦

    1. Heyjude says:

      Oh that’s a shame. Too cold? Planted too deep? They do like warmth so maybe yours have yet to spring into life. Just tell them Jude will come round and shout at them if they don’t get a move on. 😉

      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        Ooooh – maybe it’s a heat thing. Or in the case of our current summer … the notable lack thereof.

        hmmm – can I dig them up and bring them indoors for the winter?

        1. Heyjude says:

          I think you are supposed to dig up the tubers for winter: http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/how-to-grow-dahlias/7125.html

        2. Joanne Sisco says:

          Thanks Jude. From the description, I have the small border type dahlias. Mine don’t look dead. They’re green … just not doing anything.
          I’ll give it a try in the fall to save the tubers and see what happens.

        3. Heyjude says:

          Give them time, they need a lot of warmth.

  6. mz&cho says:

    No words to describe the captivating shot. Love it!

  7. restlessjo says:

    Love the delicacy as it gently unfurls. 🙂 🙂

  8. Oh, the heart of it!

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I think many people of a certain age associate them with grandparents. They seem to have made a come back, but I’m not a fan.

    1. Heyjude says:

      No? I love the different colours and shapes. The smaller ones are sweet and bees love them. Not so fond of the earwigs 🙂

  10. Beautiful photo Jude. I love dahlias, but don’t grow them because of their association with earwigs and I HATE them!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Like wise! I found out that they also love basil!!

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