Monday, November 19, 2007

Tree dahlia is blooming!

On my way back from the mailbox, I looked up in the sky and was startled to see that the first of my tree dahlia buds have opened! Alert the media!

Dahlia imperialis

Good thing I have a telephoto lens...

I feel like I can breathe now and won't be devastated by our first frost... 'cause I got to see these pale pink exotic beauties bloom for the second year in a row. Last year was dicier and a much closer call. They'd barely opened when we got hit with a frost that browned the foliage and scorched the petals.

Still can't believe it's a dahlia

Giving thanks for warm Novembers... yet hoping it's not due to global warming.

What's that speck? A bee coming in for a landing!


  1. I'm happy for you, Angela! and looking forward to the pictures!

  2. Anonymous11:41 PM

    Hooray - blooms! Would that be the chimney they are almost reaching?! I guess deadheading is out of the question...
    Bee - how funny. Waiting for the telephoto lens on THAT one ;-)

  3. Yes, cloverann, that is a second-story chimney. I think I will take Dan's advice to head them back in July. I like 'em tall, but...