Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tree Dahlias

I can never work out why Tree Dahlias wait until almost winter to begin producing their dinner-plate sized flowers, when they run the risk of having the first heavy frost blacken them overnight.
Despite several light frosts already, they are continuing to flower this year, so we'll keeping hoping they hold on to their pretty mauve flowers for a few more weeks.
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meggie said...

Thankyou for posting these, Alice! I have seen them around here, & wondered what they were. They are extremely striking aren't they!
About the only flowers we look like having are the Alamanda, & some Strelitzia.
Oh & some self sown pansies in a pot! Bonus!

Merle said...

Dear Alice ~~ Thank you for posting the tree Dahlia. My mother used to grow them a long time ago, but I haven't seen any for years. Thanks for wishing Happy Birthday to all.
The kangaroos are very busy and too many of them around I hear.
Take great care, my friend.
Love, Merle.

Kerri said...

Your Tree Dahlias are delightful! Such a beautiful color. I've only seen them once before on another blog. Is it actually a tree or a shrub?
It is rather odd that they wait so late to bloom. I hope they continue to bless you with their beauty for quite some time.

Barbara said...

This is also the first time I see a tree Dahlia. It is a lovely plant. Does it also exist in other colours?

Linda said...

Our neighbours plant is still flowering. I notice it every day.