Autumn at it’s best. Warm, sunny days. About 15-18 degrees. Blue skies. Here are some photos from the last few days. The dahlia ”Fire and Ice” is still in bloom. A yellow autumn hawkbit and the rose nip. Plus two photos of our cat Jacky. He is eating grass.
The red/white dahlia has been in bloom already for some time now. The flowers are always in red and white. There may be more or less of the white color but, the red is practically always dominating. Last week I saw one almost only in white. The red/whites are about 8 cm in diameter. The white is much smaller. I think only half the size. But, sooo beautiful, at least in a close up photo.
Also my red Dahlia is in bloom. So red. Love it. I should have bought a new, a larger pot this spring. But, I forgot to do it. Will do it next spring.
I, today, bought this green butterfly. I think it looks so nice in the Dahlia pot.
The first flower of the red/white Dahlia is flowering. There will be many more. This red/white has been with us already for thirteen years. Also the red will flower in a couple days.
Congrats my beautiful Dahlia in a pot 10 years !
In the morning I was in the back yard cutting off dahlia flowers already bloomed. I saw this insect which at first, to me, didn’t look interesting at all. Then he flew to the next flower and I could see his colors. Red, yellow, light green, gray and black. I went back in to pick the camera. I think this insect doesn’t do any harm to the plant on the contrary, he is doing the pollination and sucking honey.
Our friends gave us a bag of three dahlia tubers in the spring. The packaging label says ‘Fire and Ice’. I was afraid I had planted them upside down as it took very long before I was able to see anything growing in the pot. I have looking forward to see if they match the picture.
Now my ‘Fire and Ice’ is in bloom. It is very different from the picture . More fire than ice. The flowers are very beautiful. I have looked for images on the net and found some pictures that look like my flowers. They call them Anemone Dahlia. I think that is what mine is.
There will be many, many flowers. Here is the first one in bloom.
Isn’t it very much like anemones or what ?
Fire yes, ice no. No matter what, I love it. I hope it will stay with us many years to come