Sunday, June 23, 2013

 Quotable Sunday 06/23/2013


Dahlia season is upon us again and our hearts are singing with love of this flower.  The colors, the style, the very splendor of  the flower bring us much joy.  We have been able to enjoy them for a couple of weeks because we are growing them in a hoop house.

The row to the right was left over winter and the next two rows were planted as we could. Normally we don't like to leave the tubers in the ground over winter because of the loss by freezing or vermin eating the tubers.  But as with every season, the million jobs there are and the length of time they kept blooming last fall, we ran out of time and hoped for the best. Luck was on our side.

                                   Beautiful big blooms have been coming on for a few weeks now.

                                                Oh the colors, vivid and bright!

Great stem length, strong stems holding up large bodacious blossoms. 

We even have great stem length and strong stems on the poms. So excited for wedding work!

Our Cafe au lait has yet to bloom but we have more plants in than we have had before.

                                   New dahlias and old favorites are in our mix this year. 

The flower symbolism associated with the dahlia is dignity, elegance, forever thine.  It is also thought to be a flower in good taste in Japan. We couldn't agree more, we Love our dahlias.

 When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not. Georgia O'Keeffe

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