Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream'

Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream'
 I could not let October go by without posting a few more of the photos I have from this garden beauty, Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream'.

She is situated in our Driveway Garden and has reached nearly 6 feet (her tag said to expect 48 inches). She just started blooming this month, so I am glad that our frost held off so that we could see some blooms! (Though I see today that it is expected on Oct 28th in our area... *sigh*. All good things must come to an end, until heaven.)
Dahlia 'Peaches 'n Cream' in her early days
Sited in our Driveway Garden by the sidewalk and strapped to the trellis
Catching the morning sun... you might remember this shot from GBBD October
I love all of the variation in her coloring.
Perfect coloring for October, especially in front of our yellow maples.
I started all my dahlias this year (also see D. 'Heat Wave') in pots in our basement in April. I placed them on my little pot rack, gave them a little water and brought them out into the ambient light from the window bit by bit as they started to send out shoots. They were over a foot tall by the time they went in the garden in June.

Hope you can enjoy a sunny day today wherever you are in the world!
It is rain for us, which is not all bad... perfect planting weather, if you can convince yourself you do not mind getting a little wet.

5 comments:

  1. gorgeous colour, I love the rain, its rainy here today too. Wettest October for 10 years!

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  2. That picture of the Dahlia looks simply scrumptious!
    I love how big, colorful, and full it is!

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  3. This why I love dahlias. The bloom and the color change as it unfolds and in different light. lovely...mine started blooming in Sept finally due to the drought and the late timing of their planting. We have had frosts that did not sway the dahlias but tonight is a hard freeze and they will be done....so sad....

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  4. She’s a beauty Julie! The top image is incredible.

    Bertie

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  5. Oh she's beautiful. Got to love those colors...so fallish.


    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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