Monday, August 11, 2008

Delightful Dahlias

I’m just back from my vacation and still basking in the memories of beautiful ocean vistas, charming gardens, fabulous local food, and, of course, great company!

My brother-in law, Jonathan (also my gracious host), is a dahlia nut. He digs, over winters, replants, labels and generally pampers his flowers year after year. He’s amassed a wonderful, eclectic collection which I got to enjoy viewing and cutting for big bouquets (did I mention that he’s gracious?) during my stay.

Here are photos of a few of my favorites…


Allison said...

WOW! These look better than the real thing! (Well, almost!) We're missing you already!

Aiyana said...

Wonderful photos of one of my favorite flowers. Unfortunately I can't grow them here, but if I could, I think I'd switch from cacti to Dahlias!

jocelyn said...

Nothing beats the real thing---the petals are incredibly velvety soft.

So, Aiyana, I can see your quandry...but I think your passion for cacti is a gift to all of us!