i'll admit that i was a bit worried about the state of my dahlia beds. very worried.
but, as everything with gardening, with a little bit of patience (2 weeks' worth) these lovely plants shot up like rockets. some are taller than me and many loaded with buds which i look forward to harvesting over the coming 6-8 weeks. i'm still narrowing down the potential factors that i can improve upon next year, but my current theory involves soil temperature and watering.
|the garden after the rain (left) and buds of cafe au lait dahlias (right)|
|'innocence' dahlia (left) and daddy long leg taking refuge in a giant cafe au lait dahlia (right)|
|more cafe au lait dahlias and a baby toad (so cute) on the right|
|cafe au lait dahlia with touche dahlias|
|a new favorite that i'm holding in my hand, 'hamilton lillian' dahlia. love the salmon color|
|'innocence' dahlia peeking from out (left)|
|dahlias are cafe au lait, innocence, chilson's pride and gay princess|
|cafe au lait dahlia|
|giant white dahlia is called yuukyu|