July 23, 2018 1:54am CST
Posts on sunflowers made me think of this flower. Unlike the sunflower, the dahlias come in a variety of colours and sizes. However the flowers are alike in the sense that both tower over the rest of the garden blooms. I usually see them at the last line of a multi layered border. And both seem to have very fragile stems. I think they are top heavy also. A tiny gust of wind and they snap easily. All that remains then is to pick up these lovely blooms, arrange them in a vase and put it up on the mantelpiece. If someday some Da Vinci comes along and paints them, they will become immortal like their cousins as in "Sunflowers" PS: not Da Vinci but Van Gogh, as has been pointed out rightly @MALUSE who kindly corrected me. Wonder how I got that wrong?
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• Northampton, England
@responsiveme Actually I wanted to add that a lot of the plants I see in India are ones we try to grow in the UK and I've never known if the Brits took them to India or found them there and brought them back. Dahlias go in and out of fashion but marigolds always remind me of India. My mother grow abutilons and works quite hard at them but they grow like weeds in parts of India.
• United States
It doesn't matter who paints those gorgeous dahlias! I had beautiful pink ones which I kept in a pot on our deck, so the deer wouldn't eat them. They finally decided after 14 years to die. They are among my favorite flowers, much more so than sunflowers.
Hmmmm I love dahlias, your picture reminded me of the photo shoot I had with these darlings and the date i had with them later. years ago.. Here is the link to it if you are interested..( Not trying to promote my article.. I just thought you would know why I am reminded of them.)