Wednesday, February 20, 2008

ABC Wednesday - Dahlia 'Edinburgh'



Formal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Edinburgh'(DAHL-ya)

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This Dahlia was a good performer last year often blooming in great flushes. The flowers seemed to be slightly variable between the different plants but all were very handsome. It was first propagated in the UK in 1950, so I guess it is a ‘classic’ by now. There are over 40,000 Dahlia cultivars to choose from and I usually grow about 10-15 different ones each year.

Dahlias are grouped into 10 classes, which you can see by clicking here . There are also 13 color classifications.

This one is a film scan from a trip to England I took a couple of years ago. I am pretty sure that was the last black and white film I have shot. So for an extra E here is the London Eye.


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28 comments:

thess said...

beautiful shot of dahlia!
and the B&W of London Eye is perfect!

Great Wednesday to you :)

WiseAcre said...

You're worst than any catalog. I end up drooling over your photos and my wish list grows with each visit. That 'Edinburgh' has a color I find to hard to resist.

dot said...

What a beautiful color that dahlia is! I've never heard of the London eye. Interesting!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful dahlia. Love the rich color.

Ivy Sterling said...

What a lovely flower, I love the contrast of the color

kml said...

Love the black and white - worked really well with that image!

wright said...

Great pictures. I hope you have a great WW!

Miss_Yves said...

Beautiful Dahlia!
I love sepia in old photos !
Miss Yves

Kim said...

Beautiful picture, thank you for sharing.

VP said...

Lovely photos as usual! I particularly liked the London Eye 'cos I've been up in it :)

RuneE said...

I don't know the flower, but I have visited both Edinburgh an London several times - but not in B % W!

daryl e said...

Exquisite!

Utah Mommy said...

Oh my amazing beauty of flower. Flowers can brighten my day. Thanks for sharing the beauty of nature. Happy WW!
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SWEET PARADISE

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful flower - exquisite!

leslie said...

What a stunning shot of that dahlia! :D

Lilli & Nevada said...

Great photo of the flower that is such a pretty color

Petunia said...

So beautiful flower!

Jean M Fogle said...

The deer love to Eat the dahlias here so I cant grow them, but yours is lovely as usual!

Ida said...

Very BEAUTIFUL! :)))

Paulie said...

Oh! I have photos of that kind of dahlia --I never knew its name before. Interesting London Eye.

Jan Parrish said...

Breathtakingly beautiful!

ellen b said...

Your Dahlia Edinburgh is fabulous. We're able to grow Dahlias well in the Seattle area. I'm in So. Calif. right now though. The eye was another great choice for E.
Enjoy...

Katney said...

The flower is beautiful. I have flowers also on my ABC.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks to all for taking a look and commenting. I hope to catch up with your blogs soon.

Kerri said...

Amazing color in that flower! Wow!
Beautiful!

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Lovely, Lovely Colorful Dahlia
and I really like the b&w photo
also!

Have a Blessed Happy Fun
Creative Healthy Year!!!

Princess Haiku said...

OOh, this magenta beauty takes the breath away.

Sheilalu said...

I love your photos here. They are all beautiful!