I have planted quite a bit of new life in my backyard this summer, but there is one species that really stands out. One that draws me to my yard every morning and every night. One that has me catching a quick peek as I pass the window that looks out on to the back yard.
|Arabian Nights Dahlias|
|Pink and yellow dahlias|
|yellow dinner plate dahlia|
Isn't that fabulous? The dinner plate dahlia is a little slower to develop, and I can see why (hence, huge flower). I've only had one flower at a time on it, but it currently has about 8 buds on it that seem fairly even in growth, so I can't wait to see how that turns out.
In zone 5 (where I live) I've got to pull these bulbs out of the earth in the fall, which I didn't know if I would care to do, but after a month of constant beautiful blooms, with fairly minimal care (some water here and there) I know I made the right decision. I will happily pull them up this fall so they are ready to bloom next summer.