Saturday, October 18, 2014

October Abundance

The dahlias languished all summer.  I was really disappointed, since i had hoped to use them to supplement my other cuttings.  I planted six different types - ranging from white to a very dark burgundy and in different flower types.  Sadly, they struggled and only three of six even made it far enough to set buds.

Three weeks ago they suddenly decided to bloom and they have been gorgeous.
This may be the prettiest one i ever grew.  It looks like a lotus and is about five inches wide.
A chrysanthemum type, with the 'Double Scoop Cranberry' cone flower. 
Another chrysanthemum type in a rich pink.
Am planning to put them in a slightly sunnier spot next year and look for another source.  Anyone got a dahlia supplier that you can recommend?   I prefer the smaller ones, so that I can add them to arrangements. 


  1. Beautiful so early this morning. Have you started a count-down for your retirement? My husband is retiring at the end of this year, but I have to work for another 6.

    He plans to take over my gardens for me. I'm looking forward to it. I can't help you with a dahlia supplier. That is one flower I don't currently own. Overall I had a pretty good gardening year.

    1. Am retiring on June 1, 2015 - only 7.5 months away. Am definitely well down the road to planning!

  2. Beautiful! Looks like "flowers in the house" to me!

  3. The dahlias are gorgeous, and I love that echinacea.