Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas
Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.
Friday, October 14, 2011
I've not ever planted Dahlias in the gardens at Linderhof. They are a bit too fussy for me and neither my mother nor my grandmother ever grew them. So I didn't grow up with dahlias. I'd heard of them, saw pictures of them, read about Martha Stewart's dinner plate size dahlias but I've resisted thinking about dahlias in Linderhof's garden because I never saw them "in person"!
And then I went to Hallifax, New Brunswick and their Public Garden . . . and there was a magnificent display of dahlias.
Although neither the bulbs nor the flowers came home with me, pictures of these magnificent blooms did! .
This one reminds me of a candy cane . . .
This one is a solid pink and rather large -- nothing to show how large it is!
Love these raggedy flowers . . .
And the white petals touched with pink.
And in Hallifax, I was captivated with these beautiful flowers and then we went to Minneapolis and to their Arboretum where we found these lovely Dahlias and I fell in love
Three perfect blossoms
And this one -- white with pink on the edges of each petal . . . and the name . . .
For it is Saturday and I'm joining Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday. These Dahlias are the perfect pinkness for this Saturday and one has the perfect name -- My Beverly!