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Dahlia Prime


Someone on here was saying how much they loved the old fashioned dahlias…well the ladies at Lavender Fields have a nice garden dedicated just to dahlias. They are currently in their prime, so last Sunday we went over and took a few pictures to share…

Camano Mystery

Gitts Perfection

Hamilton Lillian

Hitara Diadem

Hollyhill Starburst

Hy Clown

Kanora Sunset

Kanora Wildfire

Magie Moment

Pam Howden


Zufalls Gold

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They're lovely HW! And those names....!

'I'm Spartacus!'...
'No...I'M Spartacus!'.....fabulous!

Wouldn't that be a great job to get up and go to every morning - naming flowers!

There are lots of keen dahlia people on GoY who will just love this blog...I can't grow them very well but I think they're fantastic flowers for late summer/early autumn ( fall ) colour.

Hitara Diadem reminds me a little of one my Dad used to grow, purple and white, which I loved as a kid.

Lovely photos!

23 Sep, 2009


So lovely ... great blog Healerwitch. The photos are terrific - really love the Hy Clown ... gorgeous! Thanks for taking the trouble to go and photograph these ... I'm sure there'll be lots of dahlia lovers who will enjoy them.

23 Sep, 2009


Lovely photos. You seem to have enjoyed your visit.

23 Sep, 2009


OMG what Gorgeous Colours&Shapes thanx 4 sharing :D

23 Sep, 2009


That someone was probably me always raving about Dahlias and your blog is simply wonderful, such pics....i love them all and couldnt pick a fav....thank you so much for sharing them with us....:>)

23 Sep, 2009


Lovely pictures, really must grow more dahlias next year, such cheery flowers at this time of year when everything else is starting to die back,lovely :-)

23 Sep, 2009


Yes they are so much better than the ones to day lovely blog and wonderful pictures thank you for showing us.

23 Sep, 2009


Thanks for showing us the glorious colours in these flowers - how wonderful to be able to grow them like this!

23 Sep, 2009


Thankyou Hw your photo`s are lovely,there are so many and such vibrant colours,..........

23 Sep, 2009


I'm gobsmacked....doesn't happen very

23 Sep, 2009


Lou? you gobsmacked? I don't believe ya, Lol. ;~))
They are beautiful though eh?

23 Sep, 2009


Magnifico Ian....Hope you are well...

23 Sep, 2009


I've had a busy old day today and not long got here. How's you and sunny (snigger) Amble?

23 Sep, 2009


ummmm...Sorry but I have to ask a really dumb question....what is gobsmacked?!?

24 Sep, 2009


Gobsmacked? a loss for words,

24 Sep, 2009


I'm very well Ian, thank you.....and Amble is very sunny at the mo.....:)))

24 Sep, 2009


Ian - what has happened to your face?? Have you shrunk?? LOL.

24 Sep, 2009


Morning Spritz. I think Carol and her mum have had the couldren out again. Lol ;~))

24 Sep, 2009


Thanks amble... :)

24 Sep, 2009


You'll soon get used to the strange sayings HW lol ! Beautiful pics of a lovely flower :-))

29 Sep, 2009


Lovely blog with so many Dahlias! I love it! The flowers are really magnificent!

I wish I could grow them on my balcony. I did in fact grow some one year, the low growing ones. Another year I grew a couple of white cactus ones but the earwigs from all over town had a feast on them. I haven't grown them since than but I picked up some seeds from some chocolate leaf ones & I'm going to give them a go next year.

20 Oct, 2009


Good Luck Balcony

22 Oct, 2009


Thank you, HW. I hope yours do as well, if not better, next year than this. :-)

24 Oct, 2009

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