Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Portland Sunshine at Old House Dahlias

This past weekend Nigel and I went down to Portland and stayed overnight so that I could go on the Green on Green Garden Tour (posts to come). But first, I met a friend, Laura, who writes the blog Gravy Lessons, and we visited Old House Dahlias on Mill St. I've been so taken with orange, peach and hot pink lately, so those were the flowers that primarily caught my eye and that I focused my camera on.












Aren't they fabulous? So many petal shapes and colors. Do you grow Dahlias? I have a few.

18 comments:

  1. OMG love love love love all of these. FAB photos, Alison! You make me want to grow lots of dahlias.

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  2. You pointed your camera in the right direction to suit my taste too.

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  3. How funny! You really did take photos of different ones than me. Great shots! I want to grow them all now, don't you? That place is fantastic.

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  4. Nothing beats dahlias for longevity of bloom and variety of shapes, sizes, and colors! And they make great cut flowers! There's something for everyone. Everytime I visit a dahlia grower, plant list in hand, I have a problem narrowing down which ones to order! This looks like a great place!

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  5. Yes! They ARE fabulous! And, no. I don't grow them. Yet!

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  6. That last one reminds me of a thistle! I currently have one dahlia at the community garden that no doubt is in need of water.

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  7. Gorgeous, just Gorgeous. Mama grew Dahlias. How many will you be planting next spring?

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  8. Very pretty! I like the one with the gold and orange center and pink outer petals. I'll have to try to make it over there sometime. I have a peach cactus type that has been coming back every year left in the ground.;-)

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  9. All those you photographed are positively wonderful. I hope you brought home some bulbs. As for me, all my attempts to grow dahlias have been relative failures. Too little water? Too little nutrients? Too little sun - or too much heat? I don't know but I'm ready to throw in the trowel on dahlias.

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  10. Aren't they fun to photograph! And yes, I have a few in the landscape and a few in my cutting garden. they make for glorious bouquets.

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  11. I love these extraordinary Dahlias and yes I have some in the garden, less than other years, snails loved them too this year.

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  12. They are Alison, and we have a serious absence of them in our garden this year. Must rectify that for next year...

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  13. Aren't they just amazing! I have grown a few varieties this year, and other than the ones that were desecrated by the slugs and snails, I've been smitten with them.

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  14. All I can say is WOW! I do have a pot of them but they are just the smaller variety. They never seem to do well for me. The foliage always browns and the plant just looks terrible. Not sure why they don't like me. :)

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  15. Wowzers! These are stunning! I don't grow dahlias but am beginning to think I should.

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  16. Delicious eye candy. My brain pings and zings with happiness--thank you!

    I have some and do not care for them as well as they so truly deserve. Proper support is always the issue.

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  17. Oh Alison these are gorgeous

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  18. I want to grow more dahlias. I purchased several tubers this spring but most of them are taking their sweet time and not blooming yet. I love that last purple, spidery thing. Must have it! Did you buy any?

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