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Dahlias

Bulbs & Tubers, In Season & Plants

Three apricot dahlias

‘Coronel Bronze’ A quite dark apricot dahlia, but I would not call it orange. The flowers have a wonderful ball shape (ball shaped dahlias are my favourites). Easy having in bouquets or just laying directly on the table. I had two tubers in the buckets last year. This year I will…

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Bulbs & Tubers, In Season & Plants

White dahlias

White flowering dahlias are easy to have in any style of garden since white goes with everything. This year I’m trying a couple of new varieties. White dahlias, as most white flowering plants, has a disadvantage and that is they don’t wither beautifully. I’m solving that by deadheading them quicker than…

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Bulbs & Tubers, Plants

Dark red dahlias

2016 and 2017 was the start of a dark red- and cerise tone theme on the dahlias at my place. A theme I am pretty sure will get to stay. A few varieties where new for me and some I tried the year before. Together they created a nice mix…

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Talks

After frost, slow gardening and healthy by gardening

If the dahlias get to taste the first frost they then change colour after they have thawed out. The ball shaped ones keep the best and most beautifully. Colours are something that spark me and inspiration sometimes comes unexpectedly, like from these frost bitten dahlias. I was filled with joy…

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In the garden, October

Frost

Finally it came, the first frost. Even if it’s sad, that the frost ends the season in a way, i’ts a beautiful thing too, and I love it. Now the last dahlias have done their time for sure and are going to sleep in paperbags in the garage until next…

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Bulbs & Tubers, In the garden, October

Winter storage for dahlias

Right now I’m lifting dahlias one after the other. Firstly the ones that have done their bit. Many are still in bloom and I’m struggling with taking them away. Up till the first frost appears most of the ones that still look nice get to stay outside in their pots….

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Bouqets & Decorations

Flowers in October

With one foot still in the summer, it’s nice that there has been no frost yet. And it’s still possible to put together bouquets. And it actually became sunny today when I had a day in the garden. And that it’s still possible to feel the pulse from the garden,…

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Bouqets & Decorations, In Season & Plants

Monday flowers

I’m taking every opportunity now to cut flowers to all kind of vases there’s to find. It’ s like time now are extra generous to us before the cold comes. The day begun with sunshine and ended in rain. Autumn weather and summer feeling at one and the same time. It…

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Bulbs & Tubers

Wine Eyed Jill

I took a complete chance on Wine Eyed Jill. Quite often it is difficult to see the proper colouration in the image on the package or online. I thought either it will be completely wrong or it will be a variety I’ll like. It is without a doubt one to…

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Bulbs & Tubers

Time for dahlias

If you ask me, there is no summer without dahlias. Flower romance at it’s best. To get the flowers to bloom as early as possible it is high time to pot the tubers to start the propagating. You can wait with it, or even do it earlier. I don’t want…

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September

The dahlia corner

In the corner of the house, the hottest place, I last year created a ‘Dahlia corner’ or a summer staircase for dahlias. It is odd that it took me so many years to realise that it is an ideal place for dahlias. Not only is it warm but also sheltered….

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Bulbs & Tubers

Dahlia ‘Dark Spirit’

The dahlia ‘Dark Spirit’ has flowers in the darkest of reds, almost black and with the same softness as a velvet curtain in an old cinema. With small perfect ball shaped flowers. A lot of retailers name them as ‘Ball dahlia’ or ‘Pompom’. Although according to the Swedish Dahlia society…

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