Since Sunday Cathy of Words and Herbs has been hosting a week of flowers. Garden bloggers have embraced the chance to post one or more photos a day of our flowers and gardens to brighten our week.
As a novice dahlia grower I am just discovering what other gardeners have known for years. They have a long bloom season and are great cut flowers. Dahlia ‘Gallery Art Deco’ began flowering May 27 and dahlias proved to be the mainstay of my summer garden only to improve as days and nights grew cooler in autumn. I thought they would keep going until frost, which for us happened November 17, two weeks later than average, but in fact the dahlias decided on their own to stop flowering a week earlier. Next year I plan to try different varieties and to learn to stake them more seriously.
Visit Cathy to see what she and others are finding to bring us cheer and smiles.