The Last Dahlias of the Season
Several months ago on this site I wrote about Dahlia Love. That love has not diminished this season! These very satisfying garden flowers have performed amazingly well this year, and we just picked the last of them. Karma Dahlias are real workhorses in the garden, blooming all summer and well into the fall. We are in the thick of ordering plants for spring planting, and we plan on putting more of these beauties in our own garden, and using them for cut flowers at Bartlett’s. The bunch with the autumn colors has brightened my table for over about 10 days so far, and they still look fantastic. The white is Karma Maarten Zwan, the gold is Karma Gold, and the deep orange is Karma Fiesta. In the purple bunch, the deepest blue-purple is Karma Lagoon, the light pink is Karma Amanda and the white is Maarten Zwan. You can look online for mail order sources, but if you’d rather keep it local, these will be available for purchase as young plants in the springtime.
Dahlias are unbeatable in the garden, and for fall color, there is no substitute.