Monday, February 11, 2008

Dinner plate

One of my favorite flowering perennials is the dahlias. They come in all shapes and sizes with a multitude of colors to choose from. Unfortunately for me the ones I like best are the big ones that can grow to over a meter or more in the ground.
Space in my gardens is a problem so I had to grow them in containers which make the flowers smaller than their potential size. However one of them has just bloomed and I'm not at all disappointed with its size; it measures 18cm across. No wonder they call it 'dinner plate' because it practically filled up a whole dinner plate!

1 comment:

Jonzz said...

Nice. They look a bit like chrysanthemums.