Dahlias are so pretty! Having dahlias in your garden is like going to a Broadway show. They are dressed in spectacular colors and their petals are so resplendent!
This was my first time growing Dahlias. I had bought the dahlia tubers from the regular grocery store,brought them home and buried them in the ground in late spring. When the mysterious plants started growing in the garden, we weren’t sure what it was but once the buds started to form memory kicked in. Ah! The dahlias!
I had no idea they would grow with no care. So much for ordering stuff from expensive mail order catalogues. I am buying all my bulbs from now on at the grocery store. And when they bloomed, it was absolutely gorgeous! I could just stare at them for long times and not grow tired. They all bloomed profusely and we had gorgeous cut flowers at the dinner table every time we had guests.
My neighbor tells me that the tubers of the dahlia must be dug up in November and stored inside, to be replanted next year. This year we had white and the purple dahlias. Maybe we will add more colors for next summer.
This is my entry for Flower Fest.