Darling Dahlias

By ARM
India
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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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
23 Jul
Da Vinci was not very good in painting flowers, Claude Monet would surely do a better job, but you can always snap a photo.
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• India
23 Jul
I got that wrong ,it was Van Gogh.
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• India
23 Jul
I wonder how I made that mistake, but a mistake is a mistake and now I've corrected it
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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
23 Jul
@responsiveme Van Gogh painted beautiful flowers. I like a lot his style.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
23 Jul
We spent a lot of money on fancy dahlia corms a few years ago and not one single one developed. It was really disappointing and we've not tried again since.
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• India
23 Jul
Do you think they need some tropical weather? Because they grow easily here.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
23 Jul
@responsiveme I think we put them in a bed where there was too much competition from more established plants. Or maybe the slugs got them.
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@boiboing (12879)
• Northampton, England
23 Jul
@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.
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@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
23 Jul
The Sunflowers were painted by van Gogh.
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• India
23 Jul
Sorry,I got that wrong. I was thinking of this painting. Will edit my post and mention your correction
@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
23 Jul
@responsiveme You opened the right drawer in your brain labelled 'famous painters', but you took out the wrong one. :-)
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• India
23 Jul
@MALUSE But this is such a well known paintings, postcards galore.
@allknowing (73382)
• India
24 Jul
Theyt are simply stunning . Dahlias do not like our garden. I have tried and failed
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• India
24 Jul
I don't have a garden now but even when I did I did not bank much on these.Becsuse the stems would suddenly snap when there was a gush of wind. I much preferred phlox
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@allknowing (73382)
• India
24 Jul
@responsiveme There was a time I did go after seasonal and flox was one of them. These days I have perennials but have not given up on seasonal. Marigolds do grow here and so do zinnias.
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• India
24 Jul
@allknowing both those also look great
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@DianneN (92603)
• United States
24 Jul
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.
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• India
24 Jul
There is really a whole range of colours which makes the dahlias spectacular. I wonder if anyone has painted dahlias..Let me check
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• India
24 Jul
Got this one by Renoir
@DianneN (92603)
• United States
24 Jul
@responsiveme There are many paintings of Dahlias, but not household names that I've come across. There are spectacular flowers!
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@cintol (8895)
• United States
24 Jul
I love Dahlias, they are so beautiful with the colors they have, I planted some at my old home but they never came up.
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• India
24 Jul
Did you plant the plant or the bulbs? They grow easily here though
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@cintol (8895)
• United States
24 Jul
@responsiveme I planted the bulbs
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• India
24 Jul
@cintol rather disappointing when they do not come up
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@SIMPLYD (86602)
• Philippines
24 Jul
When I was a teen, I see a lot of Dahlias here in our province. But now, I can't see any dahlia anymore. I wonder, why they were all gone now.
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• India
24 Jul
Here people are still.planting dahlias.Maybe there some other flowers?
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@SIMPLYD (86602)
• Philippines
24 Jul
@responsiveme Oh yes, there are lots of flowers here in our province. Sunflower and roses are some of them. Orchids too of different kinds.
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• India
24 Jul
@SIMPLYD of course,orchids will be there . So many orchids are flown in from South East Asia I love orchids
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@sofssu (18782)
7 Dec
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.)
Dahlias are not only a gardeners delight but also a photographers delight. These amazing flowers are easy to grow and care for. Here as you enjoy the beautiful pictures learn a few facts, tips and tricks about growing dahlias.
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• India
7 Dec
That is certainly a well researched article. I never knew they were edible....The petals would look stunning in a salad
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@sofssu (18782)
10 Dec
@responsiveme They would wouldn't they? Your picture reminded me of that wonderful photoshoot I had with my new camera.
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• India
10 Dec
@andriaperry (64089)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Jul
One of my all time favorite flowers!
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• India
24 Jul
I love the variety of colours but I would choose phlox over them..Easier to grow.
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@andriaperry (64089)
• Anniston, Alabama
24 Jul
@responsiveme Your flowers are awesome!
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• India
24 Jul
@andriaperry those are pictures from the net.I used to grow phlox( and they looked just as great as in the pic)when I had a garden...Now no longer
@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jul
They are beautiful flowers. I didn't realize they were as tall as sunflowers.
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• India
23 Jul
Yes they are and their stems snap easily
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@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
23 Jul
Dahlias don't become as tall as sunflowers. Sunflowers can become more than 2 m high.
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@just4him (132954)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Jul
@MALUSE That's good to know.
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@arunima25 (10278)
• Bangalore, India
24 Jul
They look so pretty!! I love them. I had a lot of them in my grandparent's house. I have fond memories of them from my childhood.
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• India
24 Jul
Our grandparents did have flowers in their gardens... I remember the sweet smelling gardenia from my summer vacations
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@arunima25 (10278)
• Bangalore, India
24 Jul
@responsiveme Some of these beautiful memories from childhood stay with us forever. Quite nostalgic!!
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
23 Jul
Wow! It's so beautiful flowers. I love it.
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• India
23 Jul
They are certainly beautiful
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@Jessabuma (33128)
• Baguio, Philippines
23 Jul
@responsiveme yes, I agree with you
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@BelleStarr (40281)
• United States
23 Jul
I love dahlias and I used to have quite a few of them. I got tired of digging up the bulbs every winter.
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• India
23 Jul
Yes,you got to dig up the bulbs and store them
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@BelleStarr (40281)
• United States
24 Jul
@responsiveme I did it for many years but it got to be a drag!!
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@kepweng (19323)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
26 Jul
i love these plant smnel
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• India
26 Jul
Me too
@mom210 (6889)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Jul
They are very pretty flowers, I have tried to grow them a few times but did not have any luck. I have grown sunflowers and like them a lot too.
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• India
25 Jul
It is great to have a garden with flowers...All flowers have their own attraction
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• Preston, England
23 Jul
they are really nice flowers
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• India
24 Jul
They really are
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@Kandae11 (40335)
23 Jul
Those dahlias are darling indeed.
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• India
23 Jul
They are and oh so fragile
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@caopaopao (12629)
• China
23 Jul
These dahlia are really beautiful.
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• India
23 Jul
I think so too
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• Philippines
23 Jul
This is the first time I've seen this kind of flower and only this post. thank you for sharing.
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• India
23 Jul
It should grow in your country too ,they are very colourful
@Icydoll (27959)
• India
23 Jul
I like dahlia flowers..very pretty one's
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• India
23 Jul
Yes,they are