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.
25 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Dahlias Again”
Those are stunning. Brilliant photography too. And I love your vase! Thank you for helping us in the Northern hemisphere look forward to summer.
Thank you! It’s lovely seeing early Spring flowers for me too.
You never need to apologise for showing us your dahlias, they’re gorgeous. Plus as Ali says it makes us in the northern hemisphere realise that it is summer somewhere else in the world and will be again here too.
Thank you Christina 🙂
Such striking beauties! I’m Southern Hemisphere, but in drought. The earth has greened up with recent rain, but blooms are scare still, so I am enjoying your dahlias very very much! Feel free to send extra rain our direction!
You are right, rain is something to be grateful for. I have noticed that plants which tolerate drought do exactly that – they don’t thrive and enjoy it.
I never tire of seeing dahlias. These are indeed beautiful and you had so many to put into the vase. It is grand. Happy IAVOM.
Thank you 🙂
Dahlias from the dump? Had someone thrown out the plants, or the tubers or what? Well rescued, and like everyone else is going to say, just keep on showing us your dahlias – we certainly don’t mind! Thanks for sharing your contrasting blooms each week, Cath
Someone had thrown out 2 big clumps of them and the woman who runs the rubbish tip had put them aside. I guess that person didn’t like red!
I’ll take dahlias every day! Gorgeous colors!
Thank you 🙂
Oh they remind me of summer…such beautiful blooms, just keep on showing them. Have a great week in the garden.
Thank you. I hope you have a good week too.
Something this beautiful bears repeating! As freezing weather embraces us, I long for the dahlia days of summer!
Not long now for Summer to come for you 🙂
I’m looking forward to using lots of Dahlias in future IaVoM posts from the new cutting garden that I put in this past fall, up here in the Pacific Northwest. The one you’ve featured here is a beauty, and much appreciated by cold, snowy gardeners in the Northern Hemisphere.
Oh that’s exciting to look forward to! I’ve just bought a book about cut flowers from Floret Farm which is up your way.
Love Dahlias and seeing them again. Mine are doing weird things,not sure they can be grown here. Time will tell. I saw the storms near you,yikes -hope they stay away.
It seems to have passed our area with no damage, a bit more down South. Dahlias are from Mexico I think. Do you think it’s too hot or too humid where you are?
Glad the storm missed you. I am beginning to think the Armadillos (peculiar armored rodents here) ate the Dahlias – may order more.
Oh, they were initially grown as food, and if I leave any above ground they often get partly eaten, but they don’t seem to be popular enough to dig for with the birds and rodents here. I thought armadillos ate Ants.
I dug to see what happened to them today. Chewed along the fibrous lines of the bulbs, very little left and whatever ate them dug a hole.
I enjoy seeing the flowers at different stages of their bloom cycle – they look wonderful together. You’re getting me excited about planting my tubers in preparation for summer blooms here on the other side of the world.
Never too many dahlias, they are brilliant for the Vase