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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Dilly dallying in the dahlias

Love dahlias.
the golden sunbursts... 
and shocking pink spikes
all the colors in the rainbow...except for blue. Hubby's Grand-dad was the President of the local Dahlia Society. Grand-dad always said, "If you can grow a blue dahlia, you'll become a rich man."

 Every dahila grower wants to grow a blue dahlia. Nobody's succeeded yet.

Oooohh-la-la...cherry flavored!

Grand-dad used to grow dahlias all over town. If somebody had an empty lot, he'd fill it with flowers.



Linda O'Connell said...

Those flowers are gorgeous. A blue dahlia?

ellen b. said...

All the varieties of dahlias amaze me. I'm also fond of those who take the time to grow them every year!

Amish Stories said...

Happy Labor Day to you and your readers! Richard

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh these are just beautiful and what gorgeous colors!!


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