Sunday, 20 November 2011

First Dahlias Flowering




Earlier in the year I was so impressed by the pretty Dahlias one of my clients had flowering in her garden, I decided to plant some in our garden for this Summer.  About 4 1/2 weeks ago we planted 60 Dahlia Bulbs and this week I cut my very first bunch.  My Mum and my Grandmother and Aunty came over yesterday afternoon and each of them picked their own large bunch to take home.  It really is such a joy to be able to give flowers from my garden to my family and friends.  I can't wait for the Asters and Zinnias to flower in the week ahead...

33 comments:

Sharnel said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

These are gorgeous - I can't wait for the day when I can finally start to plant up my own yard with beautiful flowers!

Kate Lewis said...

Very lovely!

terracetwenty-nine said...

love love love!

e t e r n a l i c o n s said...

These are stunning!
kl

Sarah - Squeezed Daily said...

Buying flowers is great, but getting them from the garden is priceless!
Sarah x

Kerry said...

Gorgeous pic, love all the bright natural summer colours :)
Kerry x
http://kerry-dreams.blogspot.com/

Alecia @ Tchotchkes etc. said...

oh they are just divine! not only are they cheaper when they come from your own garden but so much more satisfying. I've planted roses & hydrangeas this spring and can't wait to be able to give them to friends in the years ahead.

Angie H said...

They are absolutely beautiful!!
I wish i had more of a green thumb - i am struggling with just a little potplant!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Angie
http://aisforlove.blogspot.com

Helen said...

I wonder if dahlias can cope with being in a city apartment garden... the colour of these are so amazing, very envious!

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

nothing is better than cutting from your own garden... such simple pleasure. That's a beautiful image.

pve design said...

My daughter and I and a friend planted 150 bulbs. I can hardly wait for Spring to see them pop up!
Love your beautiful blooms!
pve

Kimberlee @ Brown Button said...

Heaven in a vase Anna! Dahlias are my favourite. Can't believe you only planted them 4 1/2 weeks ago - wow! Hope you are well bella, i'll email you soon xx

Stuart Membery Home Collection said...

Anna - always impressed with yr snap taking ability - another great pic!!!

BrennasFashionBeat said...

Wow this is such a beautiful photograph!
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xx

Emma said...

I don't know what I like more... the fabulous flowers or your outfit! x

First House on the Right said...

Can't believe how quickly they flowered, wonderful! Nx

Shell Sherree said...

Oh my gosh, these are sensational, Anna! You must have been so chuffed, being able to give these glorious blooms to your loved ones. Enjoy the unfolding flowering spectacle over the coming weeks.

Paint Me White said...

Gorgeous!!

Debra Turner said...

Anna, I'm such a warm weather person, but alas, I live in the Western Hemisphere and won't see it for the next 6 months. I'll have to visit here while I wait for warmth and all the greenery and pretty flowers to return.

Rebecca said...

Dahlias are my fav!

Sal said...

Dahlias are some of my absolute favorites! I love love LOVE your blog, Anna! So beautiful in every way- keep up the great work!

I love flowers so much as well- most weeks I put a "blooms" post on my blog of the arrangements I make for my apartment.

Hope you can make it by!
www.bluebonnetsforsal.com

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

They are so very luscious and beautiful Anna, and I can't believe how quickly they've grown. I've also planted lots this season but they are still a long way from the first bloom. Must be that lovely weather in Queensland as opposed to significantly less tropical Wellington! I'll just have to live vicariously through yours for a little while yet.

EL at home... said...

How beautiful!! The clash of colours is just stunning!!

Anna Spiro said...

I totally agree with you Sarah! There really is no comparison to freshly picked garden flowers!!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

I wish I could grow Hydrangeas Alicia! I've tried but they just don't like me!! I'm thinking I need to plant some roses too as I haven't got any in my garden!!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Wow Patricia - 150! How exciting. Can't wait to see pictures!!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Not sure Helen but I'd give them a go. They are very hardy!
xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks so much Sal. I'm glad you enjoy the blog!! I'll have to pop over and check yours out too!!

xx
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Amanda, so great to see your comment. I often check-in on your beautiful blog! Loved your Sibella posts this week!

xx
Anna

MITICA ILLUSTRATIONS said...

Full of colors and positive things!! Love it!

Mary said...

So refreshing!! It's great to see others enjoying summer as we head into winter. I'll be visiting summer a lot here in the next few months!

Katherine said...

Wow, they're so pretty - love the colours, especially the yellow ones!