My favorite time of the year. The sights and sounds of Christmas. So since I’m in a festive mood here are some reds and whites from the floral kingdom.
Photo 1: Festive Dahlia
Photo 2: White Orchids
Photo 3: Red Dahlia
Photo 4: Red Orchids
Photo 5: Speckled red orchids
Happy Holidays everyone!
Dahlias are remarkably beautiful. They used to grow prolifically in my Grandfather’s garden and the ease of growing such large and striking blooms almost made me take them for granted. After not seeing them in such abundance for several years and then coming across the patch near the San Francisco Conservatory of flowers they were a true joy to behold so I got up nice and close.
Photo 1: Pom Pom Dahlia
Photo 2: Higgledy Piggledy Dahlia
Photo 3: Pink Pom Pom
Photo 4: Dashing Dahlia
Photo 5: Starburst
Photo 6: Red Pom Pom
Photo 7: Red Dahlias in the garden
A few Dahlia photos taken in Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex just before we left the UK.
Photo 1: Pink Dahlia
Photo 2: Pink and White Dahlia
Photo 3: Pink Dahlia
Photo 4: Orange Dahlia
Photo 5: Peachy pink and red Dahila cluster
Photo 6: Yellow Red Dahlia
Photo 7: Dahlias in Borde Hill Gardens
Although I have loads to do in preparation for the Uckfield Art Trail on 19 July I could not refuse an invitation from a friend to visit a few Garden Centres.
She was looking for something pretty to add to her hanging baskets and decorate the area around her fountain. I am at my happiest when viewing loads of lovely flowers.
Photo: Pretty Pink Verbena with stripes
Photo: Miniature Dahlias
Photo: Pale pink Geraniums
Photo: Bright Red Gerbera
Photo: Purple Petunias