On the 15th of every month, Carol of May Dreams Garden invites us to highlight some of the blooms we are enjoying in our gardens and for bloggers it is a useful tool to compare flowering times from year to year. Thank you to her for hosting and do check out the links on her blog to blooms in gardens around the words.
Although I have had the ‘Happy Halloween’ dahlia shown above for three seasons, it has never sprouted let alone produced a flower until now, and although I might not actually have chosen this pumpkin coloured bloom, I have to admit that it is an absolutely perfectly formed and aptly named flower. Dahlias are at their peak in my garden now and walking past my cutting beds, where several are in bloom, has been an absolute delight in recent weeks. Have a look at the slideshow below to see why they and other blooms give me such pleasure in the middle of September:
Summer is far from over!