Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tree dahlias 2008, mission accomplished!

Yay, my tree dahlias bloomed before they froze! The open buds pictured below, which were looking happy on the day I took these pics, are fairly withered this morning. Today's remaining unopened buds look like they could still open. Judging from the frosty feeling outside this morning, I'm not betting on that.

The lighting wasn't great when I shot these pics, but I couldn't really sit around all day waiting for better light.

My tree dahlias are so tall that turning on my flash didn't help much.

Lower leaves look a little funky. A fussier person than I would probably get on a ladder and remove them.


  1. WOW! I´m amazed!

  2. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Did you cut back the stalks earlier in the summer (?), as discussed last December? They look great. I'm thinking someone with a 2-story house and an upstairs deck, could really enjoy these. Note to self when I build my next house ;-)
    Someday I'll try these the pink.

  3. I DID cut them back in summer; The tree dahlias laughed and grew just as tall. Perhaps I'll cut them even shorter next time? Must do some experimenting.