NEW DAHLIAS

I remember the exact moment I discovered Dahlias.

It was at the wedding of a friend’s daughter

About this time of year.

The arrangements at the backyard reception

Were breathtaking.

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I’ve been hooked ever since.

For years I’ve bought from the same supplier.

Mostly solid colors

Mostly dinner plate Dahlias.

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Aptly named for their gigantic blooms.

But this year.

When the Redbud tree died

Late in the spring

Creating a new sunny space.

I decided to branch out

And try some new varieties.

Sometimes wandering away from old friends

Is difficult.

Chancy really.

But I’m so glad I did.

I ordered from Swan Island Dahlias.

Found them at that great gardening place…Google!

They have an open house in September

When their fields are in full bloom.

Must put attending on my bucket list.

So here are a few of my new friends.

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Swan’s Sunset

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Freckle Face

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Gabriele Marie

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Excentric

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Bahama Mama

Coco spent the days

Of this glorious weekend

Looking for a bunny.

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This dog allegedly has a great nose.

But not this weekend.

No bunny catch so far.

Thankfully.

Gail

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  1. Gorgeous. Do you have to dig your bulbs up in the winter or can you leave them in the ground?

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