Last year, I completely forgot to plant dahlias and I have to say I really missed them in my garden. I guess in the springtime, as I was planting new perennials, sowing cool-weather crops, and hardening off my seedlings, I completely forget about buying any summer-flowering bulbs.
Dahlias make for gorgeous summer bouquets – with the exception of the blooms that are the size of my head. They don’t stand up quite as well in a vase. I’ve started looking at some of the new dahlia varieties that are available on the market and these ones caught my eye:
- Wizard of Oz Pompom Dahlia (a lovely shade of pastel pink)
- Labyrinth Giant Dinnerplate Dahlia (these look to be a peachy/pinky/red)
- Rebecca’s World Decorative Dahlia (a mix of burgundy and pale pink)
By the way, the gorgeous dahlia garden shown in the main image above is at Butchart Gardens.