Currently most of my dahlias are planted on the south facing side of our chicken coop... under an overhang of the roof.
Perfect for the lazy dahlia grower... or the novice.
I'll admit to you all now that I leave my dahlia tubers in the ground ALL year long.
With our sandy soil and the overhang of the roof it creates a perfect little place... drier than everything else all winter long.
I don't loose too many of them....
and they sure perk up the garden in late August when everything else is looking a bit ragged around the edges. This pink one is new this year... and it is as vibrant as this picture. Kind of an unusual, low growing one.
I've acquired a number of different kinds over the years.
I really like the "dinner plate" dahlias that get HUGE.
This one has even held up to our recent downpour on Monday.
And one of my favorites....
which I've shared before...
is this super dark centered red one... even the leaves are darker than most dahlias... with a purplish-black hue to the stalks and leaves.
This peach one is a nice color as we get ready to move into the fall months...
since I do cut my dahlias and bring some into the house it will look very pretty in an autumn display.
They keep blooming well into October and are a great cut flower.
And of course, are very prolific.
And you may have noticed... I've been on vacation again hence the lack of posts this past week. No excuse really since it has been another "staycation"... I've just been lazy!
Here's to a few more days off,