Sunday, 4 July 2010

from the garden

Dahlia Rip City

My dahlias are starting to flower, and much as I love the colour in the garden, I love it even more in the house. Usually just a single stem in a simple vase. This flower head is the biggest 'Rip City' I've ever seen. It's taken about five days to slowly unfurl and show off its deep red velvety petals. I brought it inside yesterday, in the hope that a little more consistent warmth would do the trick. Nearly there.

13 comments:

harmony and rosie said...

Absolutely stunning colour, and a fabulous photo too. I hope you've had a lovely weekend x

sweetmyrtle said...

gorgeous x

Ali said...

I can see why you bring them in. That is amazing.

Simone said...

Gorgeous! I think more people should grow Dahlias including me! x

silverpebble said...

Stunning - what a deep and gorgeous colour this one is.

Pipany said...

Hello you. I hope you will be pleased to know you are on my list this week under the heading 'other' to email!! Hopefully this will not be one of my things which re-appears for the following eight weeks like the knitting of Dave's sleeve under 'creative'. Of course now I just sound like a crazed person, but I know you know what I mean!

Love the dahlia so much and it reminds me yet again that I meant to get some for our garden. Maybe next year. Hope all is well dear Diana (and I really WILL email!) xx

caireen said...

gorgeous - have been thinking about this colour recently, quite autumnal but could be a new colour for summer xx

Dragonfly said...

My absolute favourite...but then you know that!

The Curious Cat said...

Sooo beautiful! :) xxx

dottycookie said...

Glorious. I adore dahlias!

lovethosecupcakes said...

Fab colour. I've never considered growing dahlias but might have to now I know they come in varieties other than yellow!.

Lyn said...

I'm sad because all my dahalias died over the bad winter and then the slugs ate the few I bought in Spring, But yours are beautiful, lucky you!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Louise said...

I just love Dahlias. x