Tuesday, September 28, 2021
I don't think any other flower provides such a glorious display as dahlias. Well perhaps peonies but they only last one to two weeks at most whereas dahlias bloom for almost a month. Then the frost gets them. In warmer climes, they would bloom even longer.
The big ivory coloured one is Cafe au Lait. The backside of the petals is blush pink. No wonder this dahlia is such a beloved bloom of dahlia growers. I don't know what type the other ones are, they were tubers that I saved from last year and they weren't labelled. Beautiful all the same.
Thursday, August 19, 2021
I planted 21 dahlia tubers, not sure how many have come up and not all have bloomed yet. A couple haven't even set buds which is disappointing. But the ones that have bloomed are stunning. I will try to list their names below the photo. All of these will be wintered over and divided, if it works out, to make even more dahlia blooms next summer.
Sunday, August 15, 2021
I figure I should cut the flowers and put them on the table where we spend most of our time, so that I can be enjoying them up close. This week's selection features giant dinner plate dahlia Creve Couer, some pompom dahlias, cosmos, phlox, echinacea, daisies, black-eyed susans, hollyhocks, balloon flowers, and the beloved funny amaranth. Favourite flower this year though is plain old echinacea, or purple coneflower.
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Sunday, August 1, 2021
I wanted a project that would just be interesting knitting with no fitting issues to deal with. So I decided to make the Suncrest Shawl by Tanis.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
I don't think any other flower provides such a glorious display as dahlias. Well perhaps peonies but they only last one to two weeks at...
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