Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Dahlia from an Ever Changing Canvas

A Dahlia from Harlow Carr.I am hopefully now on final stretch to get the house and the keys so I can take some before photos of the new garden. This is so bright the colour. It was sat in a pot waiting to be planted somewhere.
I hope to go back again to Harlow Carr to see whats growing and what has changed now we are in November. Its like a magic place for me where I can get ideas, and see various plantings. They have sooo many plants and tree's to photograph too.Its like an ever changing canvas, where the picture always looks different based on when you visit.
Next Spring I want to return to see the carpet of spring bulbs which I can only guess as to where they might be, and to see the extensive collection of Magnolias. In the Summer I saw the trees adorned with spent blooms, and it is mentioned in the guidebook about the Magnolia flowers.
If you plant well then every season can have interest, so you do not just venture into your garden in Spring and Summer. Im aching to get into the soil and feel the wind on my face.
I have Dahlia tubers too but not as bright as the one photographed.More news soon I hope.


Priscilla George said...

I wish you the best. This dahlia looks stunning and such a vivid color. I love to see the change in the gardens with the seasons.

David (Snappy) said...

I do too Vanillalotus love the Dahlia, and watching the seasons change in the garden.Not too much longer for me now for a garden :)

Kerri said...

I fell in love with the Dahlias we saw at Cornell Plantations. I was fascinated with the combinations, such as Coleus and other foliage plants, as well as flowering plants. The gardener who planted them has a real knack for pairing plants.
Like you, we want to go back as often as possible to see the different seasons' plantings. There's so much to be learned there!!
The colour of this one is glorious!