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Sunday, September 29, 2013

sunday solos

thanks to my sister, jenny, for these vases-
this dahlia form, informal decorative, is the one i like best.  it's just so alive with movement.

Friday, September 27, 2013

my favorite

this is the one i've been waiting for

penhill dark monarch dahlia makes my heart sing (wild thing!)
remember that song? make everything
groovy  :)
i got the tubers from
 bahama mama above, ginger willow below

 boogie nights above, kingston below

 i could look at these beauties forever!

Thursday, September 26, 2013


a lemon kiss dahlia - more than 6 inches across

and more of the yellow chantilly snapdragons

with sungold cherry tomato foliage and some annabelle hydrangea

Sunday, September 22, 2013

sunday sprinkle

raindrops this morning-
the summer has provided so few opportunities to see these gems!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

nasturtium wine

 orange and purple

 nasturtiums are one of my favorite flowers for fragrance.  sweet as summer, but reminds me of autumn.
here is a strip across the middle for the ombre effect

Friday, September 20, 2013


 dahlias, roses, passion flower vine, begonia

one of the red passion flowers was just opening