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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Flowers from the garden

I picked these flowers at random from my garden early this morning. The pompom dahlia is Baby Moon, which I planted last year but which only produced a couple of flowers. This morning it was covered with flowers - 30 or 40 on a plant about three feet tall. And I love those scruffy daisies. If you look carefully at the photograph below, you can see TimTim, our gigantic ginger tom, in the background. The dark rose is Tess of the d'Urbervilles, a David Austen rose planted on our trellis by Alfred at Easter: it's the first flower, precious moment.

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Magic Cochin said...

Lovely flowers Joanna - ginger dahlias for TimTim!


Which reminds me, I haven't seen my Ginger Studio Assistant today!

Anonymous said...

pretty flowers!

Port Orchard florist

Sandra said...

There is a rose called "Tess of the d'Urbevilles"? I'll have to find out if it is available in NZ. The book had a lasting impact on me when I was 17.

Lovely flowers.

Nan said...

This is my first year of dahlias and only one has bloomed so far. Your post gives me hope and much excitement!

Joanna said...

Thanks Celia - yes, very colour co-ordinated (entirely accidental!)

Sandra, it's a particularly good rose, bred by David Austin, and one of his best, so I should think you'd be able to get it. It's a lovely dark colour which doesn't fade as the flowers age, highly recommended (and my early verdict is that it looks vigorous, glossy leaves, growing well from a spring planting)

Nan, I hope by now your dahlias have produced a few more blooms - keep picking them to get more flowers. They are so generous, the more you pick, the more you get

Thank you so much for all your advice about daylilies, I can't wait to get started ... your photographs have been so inspiring.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Each aspect of this is special! even the clippers and vase!