Monday, 18 March 2013

As Autumn slowly arrives...



My cousin is a great gardener and
on Sunday she picked me 
a beautiful bouquet of colorful
dahlias from her flower garden.


They're loud , a bit brazen even
and these jewel coloured
blooms look totally wonderful
in my room.
They can't help but make one
feel
happy!


Not long ago dahlias were
out of fashion but recently
they've made made a comeback
and we all want them
in our gardens again!

Autumn is one of my favorite
times in the garden,
as everything is quieting down...
and I'm choosing bulbs to plant now
 for a magical display in
Spring.


I'm joining Mary for
do pop over and join us.

À bientôt
be kind to one another

Shane 

A bouquet for my birthday tomorrow!


35 comments:

Louise Michie said...

These are so lovely. I hope they last for days and days.

Patricia said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow! The dahlias are gorgeous; I'd feel Very Happy to have them in my house too. xx

Rhonda said...

Beautiful post, Shane. So beautiful, as I wake up this morning. Have a great week mon amie

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wow! Colorful and magnificent photography of nature's beauties ~ Enjoy ^_^

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

I LOVE dahlias. They come in so many shapes, forms and sizes (flowers AND plants); how could one not? And the best part is the deer here don't touch them!

Marissa said...

Beautiful pop of color. I love it..

Lorrie said...

Dahlias always figure in my garden. I love their summer to fall showiness. While dahlias are blooming in your corner, here the first little green sprouts are just peeking out of the ground.
How wonderful to have a friend who shares her garden's bounty.

Have a lovely day, Shane.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I planted dahlias a couple years back. I love their boisterous colors. Your bouquets are perfect.

Dorthe said...

Dear sweet Shane,
I wish you a very happy birthday tomorrow, and hope your day will be filled with sunshine and happy moments-
I too, have a lot of Dahlias in my garden in summertime, and love their wonderful colours and different looks. Only they have to be digged up every autumn to stay in the cellar until spring-or they will be spoiled from the frost!
Dear friend, a very lovely day tomorrow to you- HUGS and a birthday kiss from me.
Dorthe-x

Katherine Wolak said...

I love the colours on these! SO beautiful! :)

Hugs,

Linda said...

what a gorgeous, colorful bouquet!!! I need to look into planting some of these(even tho I don't have a green thumb)as we officially will welcome Spring on Wed.Too bad we still are getting some snow and bad weather tho.Patience is a virtue, n'est-ce pas?

A Garden of Threads said...

They make beautiful bouquets for the end of season.

Diana Taylor said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos and what stunning colours too - I love the peachy yellows and pinks. They remind me of my childhood in the 60's when almost every garden had them in and they seemed to tower above me! A lovely blog post - Happy Birthday, and many thanks for stopping by my blog - your visit is very much appreciated.

Melissa said...

Yup they do make you feel happy just to see them! I can't wait till all my flowers are blooming again! I miss them in the winter!

Julie said...

Hello Shane ... the dahlias are just beautiful in all their showy colours. Like others, I didnt used to Love dahlias so much but now I just adore them. Mine havent been so lovely this summer with the big dry, plus I havent deadheaded them like I usually do. They last ages in a vase also. Happy week to you, Julie Xox

Happyone said...

Beautiful fall colors. Looking forward to some spring colors in my neck of the woods. : )

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Those lovely and perfect looking Dahlias do sure pick one up!
Enjoy them.
Hugs,
Mariette

nonniescedarchest said...

I love the vibrance and happiness of dahlias. I plant them every year. They do great in the hot, Texas, dry sun. Of course, I have to plant and replant.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful flowers and mosaic. I think dahlias are really beautiful. My late mother-in-law had them planted in flower beds all down her driveway. She would pull the bulbs every fall and store them in big galvanized tubs in the basement cold room all winter then haul them out for spring planting the next year. A lot of work but so beautiful. It's hard to imagine you are coming into fall there as we are coming into spring. Enjoy the week! Pamela

Christine said...

Gorgeous pictures. I love dahlias

Wendy said...

Hello dear Shane, since everyone is congratulating you I wonder is it your birthday today? In that case: happy birthday to you!! Wishing you a most wonderful day with lots of love and sunshine.
Love the yummie dahlia photos with their rich colours!
Big hug, Wendy

Magdalena said...

I love dahlias, too. They are so generous with their colours and we can enjoy them for such a long time. It's funny that I plan to plant them soon as we are waiting for spring. Have a good time.
Magdalena

Linda said...

We would love to grow dahlias, but they seem to be tricky to establish in our UK garden. Those in our garden in Italy come up year after year and have huge dark pink flowers. Lovely to see a bunch of multi-coloured ones in your vase. Enjoy!

Judy said...

I love dahlias and used to have them in my garden when we lived in Illinois. I think I'll plant some for my garden here. Thanks for visiting my blog. Am I reading right, is it your birthday tomorrow?
Well Happy Birthday!

Jeanie said...

These are fabulous -- the colors just make me smile! We have snow here and today I watched a car round a corner and drive into a telephone pole. Your dahlias give me hope!

Cottage and Broome said...

Beautiful flowers, I love dahlias. Here we are waiting for spring, I can't wait to get back in the garden. But it is snowing here today so I'll have to wait a few more weeks. Thanks for stopping by, Laura

rosieinspirations said...

Such stunning photos! You have captured the vivid colors and lovely texture so beautifully. Wishing you a very happy belated birthday and a wonderful year to come. xoxo

Dagmar said...

They are so lovely, such a great color combo..we are heading into spring and you into Fall...sweet days ahead! ❤

Marilyn said...

Beautiful dahlia's. I especially like the yellow with the pink tint.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Today feels like Autumn here! It turned cloudy and cool, drizzled a little, and there's like some dust mixed up in there, too. Those dahlias are absolutely gorgeous! Why would they ever go out of fashion? Dahlia is a popular girl name in the Middle East. :) Have a great day. Tammy

~*~Patty S said...

OH what a stunning bouquet as Mother Nature winds down in your neck of the woods ... Hope you are still celebrating your special day dear one!

My Oma (Mom's mother) used to grow dahlias as big as cake plates ... I've never had much luck with them

Never enough flowers ;)
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

had to admire yours again and they too look bodacious and SO beautiful!
oxo

Vee said...

Those dahlias are such beauties. I really like the yellow-centered one with the pink edges...great color combination

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Shane,
Sorry, I left you a comment 'on your Birthday' but did not congratulate you. Please do accept a belated Happy Birthday!
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Mary said...

We grew them in my English garden growing up - I loved them and they were huge blooms! They don't do well here though - just like many cottage garden plants - too cold in Winter and far too hot in Summer I guess!

Thanks for sharing these lovelies Shane.

Mary X

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