A splash of summer colour

Toronto, Ontario
June 4, 2016 10:33pm CST
Finally got some colour in but had to leave most of the picking and choosing for the flowers to my husband as I'm still trying to recover from the surgery. We do a lot of container planting and I was getting worried all the great flower types would be gone soon. People get crazy for certain types and then they're sold out soon. I gave him a general list but he did a great job and got dahlia's almost this colour. This image is from Pixabay free images but very close to the ones he bought. He also got petunias, zinnias, a few geraniums and big head begonias for the shade. Wow- it's looking good. At least I'll be able to look out at something cheerful while I'm trying to get stronger!
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
6 Jun 16
I love dahlias, I dug up my bulbs and replanted the for years until finally one year they just fell apart after being stored for the winter.They are so gorgeous, my peonies are in bloom right now.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
Never thought of Dahlias as a bulb plant as I have them in containers- so, if you left them in there- would they grow again or like you said you need to dig them up and store them?
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@BelleStarr (37105)
• Portland, Connecticut
7 Jun 16
@MarymargII They can't survive the winter here so they need to come in.I pack them in Vermiculite.
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• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jun 16
@BelleStarr Ah- I may just do that then- is vermiculite that earthy stuff with white balls in it? ha! And I didn't know about packing them in that- great!
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
5 Jun 16
So beautiful! I really like how colorful it is!
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun 16
I like that shade a lot- and it's about the same colour as ours!
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@zarlamain (24531)
• United States
5 Jun 16
@MarymargII That's amazing!
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
@zarlamain I wasn't into Dahlias before but now i am! Gorgeous flowers!
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@LadyDuck (148044)
• Switzerland
5 Jun 16
I love dahlias and this colour is beautiful. I have planted gladioli, many different colours.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
I love gladiolas too- so bright and cheerful ! When do they bloom?
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@LadyDuck (148044)
• Switzerland
6 Jun 16
@MarymargII They should bloom by the end of June, beginning of July. I will take photos.
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• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jun 16
@LadyDuck Yes do- I'd love to see the colours- you're good at the flower pics!
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@toniganzon (48525)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
You've got lovely flowers to cheer you up.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun 16
I do now and am loving them. That's about the same shade up there for our dahlias!
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@toniganzon (48525)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
@MarymargII you'll be getting up and about soon.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun 16
@toniganzon I can walk with my walker but too much is painful.
@DianneN (74653)
• United States
6 Jun 16
He did a great job! I bought the same, but my dalias never came to life this year. Heal quickly!
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• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jun 16
Yes, I'm trying to- just want to be able to get up and walk- the walker-thing is very slow---
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@DianneN (74653)
• United States
7 Jun 16
@MarymargII Soon you will be running!
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• Toronto, Ontario
8 Jun 16
@DianneN Ha! Let's not get too excited!- ha!
@jaboUK (53448)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 16
There's nothing like flowers to cheer you up, is there? I hope you are feeling ok Linda.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
I do love the flowers- still working on some sciatic pain but feel it's from the walker and will have to wait and see if it gets better when I'm done with using it. I have some pain meds but don't want to use them too much. I am getting pretty stronger though but still painful on the operated side.
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@jaboUK (53448)
• United Kingdom
6 Jun 16
@MarymargII It does take a little time, you just have to be patient and not rush things.
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• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jun 16
@jaboUK I know- I guess I just want to be better all at once ---
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@gudheart (12754)
15 Jun 16
I love seeing the flowers blossom during the summer season and spread colour :D
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• Toronto, Ontario
15 Jun 16
I know it makes us all so much more cheerful!
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
I'm not fond of flowers, but there's this one that was easy to grow when ever I cut the stem of it.
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• Toronto, Ontario
6 Jun 16
Really- it's hard to believe you're not a flower person- they are so lovely!
@Morleyhunt (19539)
• Canada
5 Jun 16
Last weekend I went out with my daughter to get the plants for my containers. Then on Monday I took my granddaughter to choose flowers for my new flower bed.....picture and a post will follow in the next day or so.
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun 16
I love the possibilities and the results-- it's so fun.Look forward to planting flowers all year!
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
5 Jun 16
Wishing for yourfast recovery ;)
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• Toronto, Ontario
5 Jun 16
Thanks so much- I just want to get better and able to walk around!
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@marlina (71351)
• Canada
5 Jun 16
Glad that you are back and hope that you feel good.
• Toronto, Ontario
7 Jun 16
Getting stronger each day!
@paigea (21751)
• Canada
13 Jun 16
I am glad he got there while there was still some selection!