Dahlias are the one flower I always cut… that and gladiolus, but the glads were planted late, so who knows if they’ll ever bloom!?The “Plum Pretty” are my favorites, I like the curly cactus petals and the dark color. The creamy “moonlight” bloom nonstop and the violet “Ooh La La” are nice enough (ok so they’re not my favorite). The peachy-yellow are an older one from one of those Sam’s club mixes. The more you cut, the more blooms will come up, so there’s sure to be another post or two of gratuitous dahlia color!
I made a trip down to Chanticleer this week. It was beautiful and you can bet there will be MANY pictures posted. Here’s a taste. I was pleased to see this color combination, it’s similar to my salvia-verbena combo (that some people didn’t like) and I feel vindicated to see it used elsewhere… with a lot more green, I think the green calms it nicely.I saw so many cool ideas and plants, it will be a long post or two… or three 🙂