September 4, 2019

My Dahlias in Bloom

My gardens continue to produce beautiful blooms during these last few weeks of summer.

Some of you may recall, last year I decided to make a few changes to the beds surrounding my main greenhouse. In back just outside the flower cutting garden, I designated the space just for dahlias - those colorful, spiky flowers that bloom from midsummer right through the first frost. And now they’re flowering beautifully. There are several thousand named varieties with flowers ranging from small to giant dinner plate size. Many of our dahlia tubers are from Floret, a family farm and floral design studio in the State of Washington that specializes in organic, handcrafted arrangements for special events. Others came from Brent and Becky’s, a family-owned farm and garden in Gloucester, Virginia.

Here are some photos, enjoy.