Macro Monday #47 July 24, 2017August 27, 2021 / Heyjude (click to enlarge to full size) Sunset Dahlia Share this:EmailTwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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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.
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 😀
Keep me posted
what a beaut!!
Dahlias are very charming flowers 🙂
Wonderful colours, nicely captured, Jude
Thank you Sue 🙂
Blown up it looks absolutely stunning, Jude. You macros are really great. The Dahlias are so beautiful at this time of the year.
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.
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 😦
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. 😉
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?
I think you are supposed to dig up the tubers for winter: http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/how-to-grow-dahlias/7125.html
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.
Give them time, they need a lot of warmth.
No words to describe the captivating shot. Love it!
Love the delicacy as it gently unfurls. 🙂 🙂
Oh, the heart of it!
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.
No? I love the different colours and shapes. The smaller ones are sweet and bees love them. Not so fond of the earwigs 🙂
Beautiful photo Jude. I love dahlias, but don’t grow them because of their association with earwigs and I HATE them!
Like wise! I found out that they also love basil!!