Thursday, November 24, 2011

Collarette Dahlia

Collarette Dahlia

Dahlia 'Alpen Cherub'


First things first, Happy Thanksgiving to all the American readers here. I hope the day is full of family, friends and good food. We are travelling this year to my brother’s area near Hartford (about 1.5 hours away). I am looking forward to seeing everyone.

Most of pictures posted here lately have been taken at times stretching over the last several seasons. There was one mum and a hardy geranium blooming in the garden this week but generally it is a dull and dreary landscape we are now dealing with. Since the foliage is now down you can see all the damage to the trees that happened during the snowstorm of a couple of weeks ago. The earlier Tropical Storm didn’t help either. It is just nature carrying on its business but it looks heartbreaking to me. Sometimes I just want to stop the truck and try and help some of the broken trees along the roads but haven’t so far.

Today’s Flower is a Collarette Dahlia. It is an especially elegant and sophisticated form of the familiar flower. “Alpen Cherub’ is a nice bushy free flowering variety. The flowers are small by Dahlia standards (2-4 inches across) but make up for that by blooming in well coordinated waves. It blooms proudly and the delicate shading on the extra petals is truly beautiful.


Karin M. said...

Great shot, absolutely perfect ...
Greetings Karin

ramblingwoods said...

I can empathize.. we had an early October snow and ice storm in 2006 that destroyed or damaged 80& of the trees in Buffalo and the surrounding area. It was like a bomb went will be years and years and years to recover...Michelle

Anonymous said...

Very nice picture!!!!

Thanks for sharing!