Cottage Gardening – The Grand Dahlia

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It’s a cold, rainy and generally gloomy Saturday in Cincinnati. I’ve managed to get a few errands done, but all I want to do is curl up and keep warm. Maybe do a bit of needlepoint…

Then there appeared a  bright spot – the blooming of a spectacular Autumn-colored dinner plate dahlia!!  It loves the miserable weather.  A gorgeous reminder that even a dark and damp Fall day can be beautiful!!

Cottage Gardening – October Garden

The coming of Fall is bittersweet. I hate to see my garden dying, but some flowers are at their most beautiful. Here are a few pictures I took yesterday.

Bee-Friendly Dahlia

Bee-Friendly Dahlia

White Dahlia And Hosta

White Dahlia And Hosta

The Last of the Roma Tomatoes

The Last of the Roma Tomatoes

Goodbye Until Next Year

Goodbye Until Next Year

Fall In Love

It’s a beautiful weekend in Southwestern Ohio for fall color.  One last explosion of glory before we slog into winter.

Photograph courtesy of Amy Marrero Doyle

Photograph courtesy of Mary Frederick Marrero

The Daily Dahlias, Part II

A beautiful Indian Summer day made even more lovely by dahlias!

The Daily Dahlias

These blooms are the sweetest because they are the last soldiers in the garden.

Dahlias And The Last Of Summer Blooms

The emergence of my dahlias soothes the pain of losing all the other blossoms…