Cindy Lynn requested a picture of the backyard today. I thought I’d put it on here along with some pictures I’ve taken recently.
This year we planted clematis all along the back fence but they’re all still small. So the dahlias have definitely been the stars of the backyard show. Especially these yellow dahlias. The rest of the dahlias were just planted this year so they were slower to start blooming but the yellow plant bloomed earlier and often.
I also have some pinkish-purple dahlias. (Purplish-pink?)
But my favorites? Definitely these—almost as tall as me, and flowers as big as my hand! I don’t know enough about dahlias to know why there are such color variations.
My new policy is that any dahlia that blooms facing the fence or is otherwise not visible gets to come inside to beautify our kitchen.
We have two really tall dahlias that still haven’t bloomed. (Good news—I’m told that dahlias will bloom till a hard frost. So we still have time.) One is now as tall as the fence and one almost a foot taller. It finally has a bud on it—can’t wait to see what it looks like!