I've limited space to grow these beauties so I;ve only a few to post. I sure do enjoy the beauties you regulars post here. First one here is Swan's Glory:
Dahlias this year
Lovely blooms! I particularly like Sonic Bloom - gorgeous.
I like the form on Sonic Bloom, but my favorite would be the Swan's Glory, quite a beauty!
They're all beautiful. Swan's Glory gets my vote especially for the striking autumn colors. I don't usually care for the open centered dahlias, but even the Dutch Gardens one catches my fancy because the center is so dark. Very intriguing. You have some real beauties.
Me too I'm a Sonic Boom Fan. Luv the dark foliage on the NOID in the pot too!
Wow-love that dark foliage unknown. It's almost black! Quite a sexy plant.
Lovely collection, jmorth, and that last pic with all the dark foliage is stunning! Love the way the bloom color shines against all that bronze.
Holy cow-Eucomis is awesome! I've never seen it before (of course, I had to look it up) and I must have it. What variety is that?
Shut the front door-that is gorgeous! Thanks for the info-I must get it. Pirl gave me an inside scoop on where to get it. How often does it get the flower spike? Not that it matters, I love the shape and color regardless of flowering. Thanks again.
I've been eyeing Pineapple Lilies for years, if I knew they were that fantastic, .. well now I have to get them as well!
Gorgeous combination of plants there, jmorth! That giant pineapple lily is such a dramatic focal point. Do you allow your Eucomis to go to seed? I typically leave them because they still look nice while the seed is developing.
These are so beautiful together! Well done.
(Silentia with Eucomis and Perilla)
Les, or anyone interested in deep maroon foliage: You should check out Karma Choc as a dahlia with the darkest foliage, flower and stems. 3-3.5 ft tall. I don't think I have tied it once- it's that sturdy and just kicking out the blackest red blooms on long, strong stems. It will make my most favorite 2009 dahlia list for sure. I pray it's tublerlifik, I'd grow 12 of them if I could.
Jnorth do you know the name of that first dahlia tonight, the one with the aster included? I have one I'm trying to nail down a name for and it looks similar.
I was going to start a thread last year "Bugs on dahlias" because there seem to be so many opportunities from the evil earwig to the beautiful bee and sleek spider. Perhaps I will get to this in a couple weeks. I always think they are bugs with superior intelligence who decide to visit a beautiful bloom.
Appears to have the same type of flower but not as yellow-orange; I looked it up in a Swan Island catelog where it's description is: '5" alluring yellow blossoms with rose orange shading.'