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
I’ve been hooked ever since.
For years I’ve bought from the same supplier.
Mostly solid colors
Mostly dinner plate Dahlias.
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
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.
Coco spent the days
Of this glorious weekend
Looking for a bunny.
This dog allegedly has a great nose.
But not this weekend.
No bunny catch so far.