Saturday, September 08, 2007

Another Saturday dahlia post

Here is another rare Saturday post. There are still quite a few dahlias that need to go on the blog. One of my struggles with taking photos of the dahlias is how to show their true size. I use to my carpenter's square to show "inches," but that is only part of the story. You see, each dahlia shoot produces three flowers. The middle flower (also the first flower to bloom) is by far the largest blossom. Sometimes it is impossible to get a good photo of that flower--it is down "inside" the leaves of the plant. On those plants, the smaller side flowers are much taller. The bottom photo in today's set is a great example. The blossom in the photo is a side blossom. The center blossoms are almost ten inches across!

Today's dahlia's from top to bottom are:
  • Tiger Eye
  • Sugartown Sunrise
  • Danum Cupid
  • Ginger Willo (note this flower is so similar to Kasasagi that I will only keep one of them for next year.)
  • Dark Prince


At 10:25 PM , Blogger Presbyterian Gal said...

Thanks to you, I actually recognized a dahlia today. The color was similar to the dark prince and it may have been that very one.

These are some really gorgeous blooms.


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