Dahlia Friday

 I used to take for granted the beauty around me until I purchased a camera. Thanks to my favorite purchase, I now know which season various flowers bloom, and for how long. The sweet peas have now seeded, and the roses are getting ready to bloom a second time, but the dahlias are flourishing. They most certainly love the raised flower beds they call home. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

I took these photos ast week in my mom's one of many flower gardens!

Pom Pom Dahlia Candace Rose

I think these are my new favorites. They're called Pompom dahlias, and are the most vibrant purple you have ever seen. If I didn't enjoy being in the outdoors as much as I do, I'd cut them and place them in a bouquet. I guess my late Grandfather is rubbing off on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

White Dahlia Garden

Various White and red dahlias. The large ones are called "Dinner plate Dahlias."

Dahlia

While I don't know the particular variety, this has to be one of my favorite photos I have ever taken. It's an orange and yellow variegated dahlia.

Dahlia
I just love this white dahlia!

I am participating in both Hooked On Houses "Hooked on Friday" challenge and The Inspired Rooms "Beautiful Moments"

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23 Comments

  1. July 10, 2009 / 2:06 pm

    These dahlia photos are sheer perfection! I have a garden, but here in Texas, we’re HOT! And so the garden doesn’t look like it did a few months ago. I know just what you mean about the camera. I didn’t see all the little things until I started walking out there with one in hand. Spiderwebs, shadows, bugs, butterflies. All the little things you miss in life if you don’t bend down and look closely. Then capture it in a photo.
    Brenda

  2. July 10, 2009 / 3:10 pm

    I never realized dahlia’s were so lovely. Your photographs are beautiful!

  3. July 10, 2009 / 3:24 pm

    Thank you Brenda and Jane for your lovely compliments!

  4. July 10, 2009 / 3:25 pm

    Haha Looks like the old blog left a thank you. Whoooops! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. July 10, 2009 / 5:10 pm

    k those look fake. they’re so pretty! i want some in my garden but i’d probably end up killing them. lol. have a great weekend love! xoxo.

  6. July 10, 2009 / 5:48 pm

    Lovely photos! My favorite is the one with the picket fence in the background. Those dinner plate dahlias are amazing!

    Amy

  7. July 10, 2009 / 6:17 pm

    oh, i so love these flowers too! they are so structured and pretty. i hope to plant some for next year, once my garden beds get up to par.

    great shots my girl!!!
    xx
    callie

  8. July 10, 2009 / 7:28 pm

    so pretty! i love them all and really great shots!

  9. July 11, 2009 / 3:59 am

    wow! these are fabulous!

  10. July 11, 2009 / 4:24 am

    i love the BIG ones. the orange dahlia photo is really wonderful. happy weekend!

  11. July 11, 2009 / 8:43 am

    Those are so pretty – I wish I could grow those here!

  12. July 11, 2009 / 9:15 am

    You obviously have a talent for photography! these photos are beautiful. Love the flowers…

  13. July 11, 2009 / 1:51 pm

    really beautiful shots – I love the peachy/yellowish one

  14. July 12, 2009 / 8:18 am

    Oh those pompom dahlias are stunning! How cute!

    And thanks for the compliment – yep, I designed my blog – glad you like it!

  15. July 12, 2009 / 10:45 am

    I am so jealous of your flower gardens! Your photos are always so beautiful, I cannot even begin to imagine how pretty it must all be in person!

  16. July 12, 2009 / 8:26 pm

    wow, those photos are truly beautiful!

  17. July 12, 2009 / 11:55 pm

    Thank you all so much! I sure do appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. July 13, 2009 / 4:59 am

    Your floral photographs are always so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. July 13, 2009 / 6:54 pm

    Lovely shots! I’m quite fond of the orange and yellow variegated dahlia. I picked up a new vase at an art fair this weekend and those would look divine in it!

  20. July 13, 2009 / 8:42 pm

    Oh! Those flowers caught my attention. especially the cute “Pompom dahlias” It seems your mom have a great flower gardens. how i wish i could have a cool garden like your mom. keep it up!

    -khatie-

  21. December 21, 2009 / 7:41 pm

    Well, those dahlias were really beautiful! Seems you have a healthy garden. Wish I can have it too. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I enjoyed reading your post.

    -fern-

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