Friend, Lou, gave us tubers of this pink Dahlia, and my camera loved all angles of the blooms.  I don’t recall ever growing these wonderful flowers before — too lazy to dig in the fall and find a frost-proof place to store them through the winter.  However, a big bed of them has remained behind the church for years, undug, and (until the heavy frost) still produced armloads of blooms.  I’m inspired.  Will cover these in my garden with a thick mulch of straw and see what happens.

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????????This image is from a large Dahlia garden in Boise — a cactus-flowered dahlia, my favorite form.

So many beautiful forms and colors.  I’ll try to catch more of them for you next summer.

:}  Smiles

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