“The many varieties and wonderful colors of the modern dahlia make it a totally different flower from the one our grandmothers knew. …
My father loved his dahlias, and I do too. And can remember as a child, them being the home of many an earwig. And as my school socks were on the radiator and very often, I would see one of these nasty creatures emerging from my socks.
Apparently, I was told it was because they liked to hide in things… during the day.
So, for Cee’s flower of the day photography challenge, I will leave you with this beautiful soft mauve and purple dahlia.
I can remember as a child, dahlias were all the same… different colours but basically the with very few varieties and of course standard dahlias were cheaper to buy. How times have changes, over the last few decades.
Today we have a remarkable choice of dahlias, with almost endless varieties and colour combinations.
This elegant dahlia has medium sized, deep mauve flowers and is a great choice for beds, borders and containers.
Should you want to cultivate dahlias, plant them in a sunny position in well-drained soil and allow plenty of space for its long stems and foliage to take centre stage. You can also cut some of these blooms to create beautiful floral displays.
Happy Wednesday everyone!!!
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