I grew Dahlias the first two years that I had my garden – The tall kind with huge 1 foot wide flowers. They were called Dinner Plate dahlias. I didn’t grow them last summer because my backyard garden is maturing and I thought the dahlias took up too much room. Unfortunately I found that I really missed seeing those lovely flowers that always seems so bright and cheerful.
This past summer I decided to grow some Dahlias again, but this time I purchased dwarf dahlias that only grow to approximately two feet tall. I believe the one pictured above is a form of dwarf cactus Dahlia. I have it in my notes somewhere but I can’t find it right now. I planted 4 Dahlias in my boulevard garden, and now every time I look out my front window I’m greeted by the sight of my tall sunflowers with these beautiful pink Dahlias at their knees.
Have a great Sunday! I’m off to the in-laws for our Canadian Thanks Giving dinner and get together. I’ll be back this evening to make the rounds to my Green Thumb buddies. See you later.
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