Dahlia


One morning in June, when I was out walking I came upon a house that was selling perennial flowers.  A small table was left at the bottom of their lawn with a sign. ” Plants $1.00 each”.  On the table were these ugly tubers.   I came back with my purse and bought five clumps of dahlia tubers.   I have never grown them before.   They looked tricky.  The  dahlia is actually an annual plant.  You must dig up the tuber roots every autumn and store them away during the cold winter months.  Then in the spring you replant them. 

Anyway,  I am pleased that those five tubers have grown up into lovely green plants.  I have them in my front garden.  Today I noticed my first bloom.   How cool is that?

 

 

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About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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2 Responses to Dahlia

  1. Rev. Marilyn says:

    Beautiful. Nature is so perfect. A drought and then gorgeous flowers. I thought my roses were all done for, but then a rain produced more lovely blooms. Incredible. The red of your dahlia is so luscious. The petals, so exact. How truly lovely!

  2. Donna & John says:

    Beautiful picture, amazing what transforms with tender love and care – one of my favourite blooms along with glads and snapdragons.

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