Friday, October 14, 2016

Delightful Dahlias in Early Autumn

Red dinner plate dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday and welcome to this bonus edition of "this week in my Maryland garden!" Often by this time of year all of my dahlias have been killed by frost but this year they're still blooming and I thought that was worth celebrating with a blog post.
Peppermint twist dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
I'm not sure of the actual name of this cute red and white bicolor dahlia but I think of it as my peppermint twist.
White and yellow dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
 This pretty yellow and white bicolor dahlia isn't perfectly formed but it is still beautiful.
Burgundy dahlias: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
 This burgundy dahlia plant has been producing beautiful flowers steadily since early spring.
Mr. Optimist bicolor dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
I believe this is a Mr. Optimist bicolor dahlia. It started out with yellow tipped red petals and then faded to this pretty sunset color scheme. I think I cut it over a week ago and it's been in a vase by my computer ever since. The yellow came out more as the red faded. 

I feel blessed to have dahlias still blooming in mid-October here in Maryland. It is delightful.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

Related posts:
Summer dahlia:
Sunset dahlia:
Raindrops on dahlia:

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