Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The First Dahlia Blooms - Sort of!

Last year I bought a tuber of "Stillwater Plum", a Mignon Single Dahlia. I planted it in my pretty burgundy pot and it did quite well its first year. I didn't remove it from the pot last Winter and was very pleased to see it come back strongly this Spring. It has doubled in size and today the first two blooms have opened. It is such a vibrant shade of purple and has a glowing red ring at the base of the petals. I am not a huge fan of Mignon Single dahlias but I certainly will keep growing this variety.