Friday, September 7, 2018

This Summer Dahlias


My dahlias began to bloom from the end of August and continue blooming so far. I was waiting for their flowers in mid-August but they bloomed later. Truly to say every autumn I think: 'I won't store Dahlias tubers anymore in the city apartment, as they get dried and die during storing'....
But when I see new Dahlia leaves I forget my doubts. So let's see their blooming this summer.




There are annual dahlias that are easy in growth. One can grow them from seed or buy seedlings in a garden center. This spring I did buy the seedlings because there were no space on the windowsills for more sowing :-) They were not expensive and it was mix of annual dahlias. Here they are:





Now in September, when many other flowers have disappeared, and the roses have almost finished their flowering, the dahlias adorn the garden, adding bright colors. I hope that they will blossom when the first frost or low temperature comes. 
Perhaps I would decide to keep Dahlia tubers. Or not? "To be or not to be is a question," as Shakespeare said. :-)





50 comments:

  1. The Dahlias are beautiful. I can see why you change your mind so readily.

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    1. You're right David. The colorful heads of dahlias look pretty.

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  2. What a wonderful variety of shapes and colours there are in dahlias. I never realised before. Thanks for this interesting post.

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  3. Nadezda, these Dahlias are gorgeous! I planted a purple Dahlia some months ago and it has sprouted, I never planted Dahlias before. They are common garden plants here, the bulbs don't to be dug up here since winters are never cold enough to freeze the soil. Wish you a great weekend! Marcelo

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    1. That's a really good thing Manolo, to grow dahlias without digging them out and storing 7 months!
      So you can grow a lot of them, different shapes and colors.

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  4. Надежда,прекрасные георгины! Это очень красивый цветок.У меня их много разных.Храню клубни в погребе,сохраняются не все .
    Удачных дачных выходных.

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    1. Ваши георгины мне тоже нравятся - такие яркие, сразу бросаются в глаза. Но даже у вас в погребе сохраняются не все, а у меня погреба нет. Хранить их сложно.

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  5. Dahlias are incredibly beautiful so I can understand why you have them in your garden. :))) You should keep them. hehe I love Dahlias, they are so charming. Your photos of them are so so beautiful. Your dahlias are so so beautiful. You are a really good gardener!!! :)
    Greetings dear Nadezda. :)))

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    1. I'm glad Aga that you liked my photos. Perhaps I'll keep the tubers in winter time. Now they please me, such colorful are.

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  6. Lovely collection of Dahlias Nadezda, I also say every year that I don't store them anymore, but until now I stored them always and the result is not bad.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Janneke

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    1. Oh, Janneke you understand me. The storing of dahlias tubers and moreover gladioli and begonia tubers makes me think to finish with storage in city apartment. Of course dahlias are pretty flowers.

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  7. Beautiful dahlias, Nadezda! I wish I had enough space to grow them.

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    1. Your garden is full of begonias and other wonderful flowers Peter.

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  8. I love your Dahlias Nadezda. I find Dahlias less easy to over Winter than Begonias and as you say plug plants are inexpensive.

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    1. That is what I'd like to do Alistair: to purchase dahlias seedling in the spring and to grow annuals ones.

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  9. Oh! How beautiful! Have a nice evening Nadezda

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  10. Hello dear Nadezda!

    So many beautiful dahlia you have. It's a lot of work with them, but they are worth it. You have so nany different of them.

    Happy weekend!
    Hugs!

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    1. It's true so much work with them, Marit.
      Have a nice new week!

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  11. I was so surprised, that dahlias didn't like the bright and hot sammer we had this year. All blooms burned in sun during the drought. Now that it has been raining a little, they start to flower properly again. Yours are lovely and I hope you keep them! ;)

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    1. Tistou, I waited for their flowers as well and only at the end of August dahlias started to bloom. Yes, this summer was unusual for our climate, many plants suffered without watering. You dahlias 'Cafe au Lait are pretty!

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  12. Your dahlias are wonderful.
    Have a nice weekend
    Hugs
    Maria
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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    1. Thank you Maria, glad you liked my dahlias.

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  13. Son preciosas Nadezda, merece la pena guardarlas para el año siguiente. Besitos.

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    1. Quisas voy a guardarlas, o voy a comprar en primavera las nuevas, Teresa.

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  14. Hello dear Nadezda!
    Wow! Such gorgeous dahlias from your garden!
    Superb pictures too! Wishing you a lovely day and a happy September!
    Dimi...

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    1. Dear Dimi, I'm glad you're with us again!
      Thanks for the comment.

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  15. I love dahlia, but I only have the only one dahlia in my garden

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    1. Good luck to you with dahlias, Endah!

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  16. Oh, they are so beautiful! The numbers 5 and 6 are my favourites. :)
    Happy gardening!

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    1. I agree Sara, #5 is my favorite as well,
      happy new week!

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  17. Every one of them is truly gorgeous but I think my favorite is the orange dahlia with an orange center. The second photo was the most unusual dahlia.

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    1. You're right, this dahlia variety 'Blue Bayou' is unusual and interesting by its shape.
      Hugs!

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  18. Hola Nadezda. Me encantan las Dalias, nos garantizan color mucho tiempo y por eso yo también las plantó. Las tuyas son muy hermosas y se ven preciosas en las fotos. Feliz día. Besos.

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  19. Preciosa serie de fotos Nadezda. Colores preciosos tienen todas.
    Buena semana.
    Besos.

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  20. Hello Nadezda, the Dahlias are beautiful!
    I loved the colors.
    Good week's continuation.
    janicce.

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  21. Beautiful - especially that orange one!

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  22. I have not grown dahlias very much but the second picture has really surprised me. It is quite different from most dahlias. They certainly make a lovely splash of colour late in the summer season.
    I didn't know seedlings can be planted. I have only known about tubers. Do you have enough space to store them?
    Thanks for your lovely photos. A nice variety in the group.

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    1. Betty, I have no much space for storing. Tubers need temp about +12...15 C, that's the problem. So I perhaps will buy seeds or seedling of annuals dahlias.
      Glad you liked my photos!

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  23. Hello Nadezda and what gorgeous dahlias you have here ! They always remind me of my great aunt who grew dinner plate ? dahlias and they were spectacular ! I have no luck with them .. the bugs just have an intense feast .. it is too disheartening to see them end up as flower rags. I do appreciate seeing other gardener's bounty with them though.

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    1. Sorry to hear about your dahlias, Joy. Mine are healthy but coming cold temps may kill them at all. Let them bloom until the weather allows:-)
      Hugs!

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