Dahlias are another ‘Summer-only” flower that charms us and then leaves. It is a most challenging flower to arrange as it’s look-at-me-attitude can over power designs. In August, this brilliant peppermint striped dahlia was placed to completely steal the show with only the purple lights for competition.
At the Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Flower Show called “Rainwater….weather or not”, these diverse and lovely dahlias were exhibited to great acclaim. My favorite is just above – a showstopper beautifully grown by Miss G!!
Another in the show was this almost pure white dahlia – is the slight plum blush at the center supposed to be there or not-wanted-at-all?????? I think it is very subtle and makes the white – well, whiter.