I know this is repetitive, but the Akita Dahlias are doing amazingly well, and I had to rescue them from the lawnmower chewing them up for flopping onto the path. Here are a few different ages of flower, mixed with the dark red dahlias rescued from the dump. You can see how they get more yellow as they age, losing the contrast between the creamy tips of the petals and the dark base.
The ‘tropical’ weather is bringing another ex-cyclone near to us tomorrow. Certainly the rainy hot weather has been good for the dahlias and lots of other plants. The pumpkins are taking over space at a great rate.
Thanks to Cathy from Rambling in the Garden for tirelessly hosting IAVOM. This week there are exquisite early Spring flowers showing up in vases in the Northern Hemisphere.