|I don't see any rain clouds.. do you??|
Anyway, with the weather co-operating, the dahlias were glowing. Such colours.. flower shapes.. textures and sizes! I always include 3 or 4 clumps of dahlias in the veggie garden - mostly because I just can't help buying them in the spring when I see the variety and colour combos at the nurseries. Mine are doing quite well, but after the display today, I think I may need to join the NS Dahlia Society! Member of the society were at the event, and I also had a quick tour of a few of the gardens from Bev McPhail, the Horticultural Supervisor of the Public Gardens and the Halifax Parks and Open Spaces. Details on the veggie garden and tropical fruit garden to come in the next day or so! :)
Here's a peek at some of the goodies I saw today!
|I also loved the containers at the gardens.|
This was a particularly outstanding one!
|Chard in containers - look at the vivid|
pink! Those leaf veins are incredible.
|A unique dahlia called 'Marie Schnugg' with single red|
petals that have a funky roll!
|Opps! Forget to get the name of this beauty. Must have been|
too busy admiring the striped blooms. Gorgeous!
|This was a bruiser.. love the large dinnerplate|
types. It's called 'Tribune's Samuel the Great',
named by Joe LaPierre - another local selection?
|Hail 'Little Caesar'! I can stare at the geometric|
blooms of these dahlias for hours..
|Another one whose name escapes me.. but|
nevertheless, it is lovely.
|Do you see the little visitor?|
|'Sylvia J.' named by Ed Alley|
|A very dense flower! 'Hollyhill Pinkie'|
|Somebody told me recently that 'Boogie Woogie'|
was their favourite dahlia. I see why! A huge
golden center with striped pink petals.