Sometimes flowers take you by surprise and seem to burst into bloom overnight. But more often, it’s a slower process that happens over days or even weeks. Watching and waiting is all part of the fun.
Now that it’s midsummer, dahlias are hitting their stride and pumping out buds by the dozens. At first they’re small and pale green. Gradually they get larger and begin to show a little color. Eventually the first petals break out…and soon the flower is there in all its glory. Hello dahlias!
How are your dahlias blooming this summer? We’d love to hear about your favorites. You can add a comment below or leave a review for the variety on our website. Thanks!
Pictured: Border dahlia ‘Melody Swing‘