Monday, July 27, 2009
Karma Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Karma Bon Bini'
According to the Grower’s Exchange Nursery in Virginia the Karma series of Dahlias were bred especially for use as cut flowers. The flowers can have a vase life of 7 to 12 days when cut at a slightly immature stage. They also say, “the varieties in the Karma series have been selected for their keeping quality as well as their floriferousness, floral shape and color, and long, straight, sturdy stems with little or no lateral branching” Grower’s Exchange looks like a nice place to shop.
This Dahlia was growing at White Flower Farm in Licthfield, Connecticut. Yesterday I had to get out of the house and away from the computer hardware and software upgrades and decided to take a drive up to Litchfield County. It is, in my opinion, one of the nicer areas of our little state. Luckily both the D70s and D700 made the trip and when I was driving by WWF I decided to stop. The gardens were marvelous and the Dahlia border was just amazing. They had several ‘Karma’ series Dahlias and they are a really nice and by the looks of it well-behaved plant. There is a good range of colors, also. If anything the only thing I would complain about is the flowers are a little small for Dahlias but that would be very minor. I spent a couple of hours walking around until the thundershower came.
This will have to be my Ruby Tuesday post for this week. I noticed that I have been shying away from shooting red flowers again and Ruby Tuesday has again got me shooting the reds. See more Ruby Tuesday at Work of the Poet.