Tag Archives: dahlias

Close encounter with Dahlias

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

Pom pom 520

Photo 2: Higgledy Piggledy Dahlia

Dahlia 499

Photo 3: Pink Pom Pom

Dahlia 508

Photo 4: Dashing Dahlia

Dahlia 437

Photo 5: Starburst

Dahlia 457

Photo 6: Red Pom Pom

Red dahlia 451

Photo 7: Red Dahlias in the garden

Dahlias 535


A few Dahlia photos taken in Borde Hill Gardens in Sussex just before we left the UK.

Photo 1: Pink Dahlia

Dahlia pink crop

Photo 2: Pink and White Dahlia

Dahlia red white

Photo 3: Pink Dahlia

Dahlia pink 3

Photo 4: Orange Dahlia

Dahlia orange

Photo 5: Peachy pink and red Dahila cluster

Dahlia orange red

Photo 6: Yellow Red Dahlia

Dahlia yellow red crop

Photo 7: Dahlias in Borde Hill Gardens

Dahlias garden

Garden Centre exploring

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

Verbena pink stripes low res

Photo: Miniature Dahlias

Dahlia pair low res

Photo: Pale pink Geraniums

Geraniums spray low res

Photo: Bright Red Gerbera

Gerbera red low res

Photo: Purple Petunias

Petunias low res