Dahlia Bloom Season Begins

The time of dahlia anticipation has ended.  The time of dahlia appreciation begins. 

Mike has about 100 dahlias in our garden. So many that they warrant their own Dahlia category on this site.

The dahlia blooms you see here are just a promise of what is to come over the next few months. Mike does some disbudding of dahlias, including those that would have bloomed too early for his liking. Now its time to let more bloom, though he will still disbud some to encourage larger blooms.

Speaking of promises, Christian and Lynn made their promises this weekend as they became husband and wife. Our congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Gorgas. The flowers could not come close to the beauty of the bride, but they did try. This lovely dahlia arrangement was among those (by their local florist) that graced the tables.

The dahlias below made the trip with us to Michigan for the wedding. You see them here at Regine’s home.

We’ll have lots more dahlias to show you over the next few months.  And I’ll post a dahlia tip in just a few days.

What else is blooming in the August garden? To see what other bloggers have blooming on the 15th of every month, visit May Dreams Gardens for Garden Bloggers’ Bloom day entries.

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