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Sep 5, 2010

DIVINE DAHLIAS DAHLINK

My coffee buddy Mary and I went on a road trip on Saturday and the first stop we made was at a dahlia farm called Ferncliff Gardens. 
 They have all their varieties of dahlias growing in rows. 
 You can take a clipboard around with you and check off the ones you would like to order. 

Then the following spring you get your order for planting. 
Now I don't have time to take care of the garden I have right now so I didn't order any but it is sure a nice place to wander around. I did buy a bouquet of dahlias to take home. 
Up on the hillside you can see the bell tower of Westminster Abbey. The view from there is so amazing taking in the valleys below. This abbey was established there in 1954 but had been in other locations previously. 
It would be so hard to choose. Which one of these beauties would you choose if you could only choose one? 




16 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Wow, what a fun place to visit! The colors are so bright and I can't get over some of the huge flowers! Lovin' the shot with the little bee:@)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Gorgeous dahlias Lori. The pink and white striped one I especially like.

Sandy said...

Lori,
OMG!!!!!!!!!!Now you are messing with me!!! LOL Someday....someday I will live in a place where I can go and order incredible flowers like these! These photos take my breath away....you live in God's country....no doubt!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG LORI!
These are gorgeous photos!
You should frame some up, what a lovely place to visit!
Cindy

Kathleen said...

That last showy pink one! Love it! Do the deer love it too is the question?

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Love dahlias! Your photos are beautiful!

Jean said...

Those are amazing images. I can't believe how big those blooms are.

Sue said...

Oh My! What lovelies, Lori. My mother grew them and was amazed at how large the blooms got. I understand they are a little persnickety. In that case, you know my little brown thumbs could never grow them! LOL
Fantastic close-ups, BTW.

Atticmag said...

Hi Lori, what gorgeous shots of the dahlias. I truly love those and yours are extra.

Please stop by if you have time. We'll have a great teen bedroom giveaway starting Friday. I'll be back for Glamour Shots too -- have quite a few LOL. -- Jane F

Sandy said...

Lori,
I had to laugh at your comment on my post today....of course your is Labour...you do have that British influence???? I do not get that "U" in words...never have, never will.....LOL LOL :):) Sandy

Lynn said...

I shall take 15 of each, please!
They are HUGE!!!

Celestial Charms said...

Now this would be a place I would love to visit. Not that I have a green thumb, but to be surrounded by such beauty. Some of those flowers look so huge! Lovely photographs.
Maureen

Laura said...

I've really admired the honey comb like ones lately. They are so interesting!

MiMi said...

Those are beautiful! I had one called sunburst...but it didn't grow this year....maybe I killed it. :/ I tend to kill plants.

Michelle said...

Dahlias are such a spectacular flower and one of my favorites and I used to plant them every year.

My Mom planted a huge bed of dahlias that ran down the entire length of our backyard, it was stunning.

What a fun day!

Karen said...

I went from Far Side of Fifty to Jen at Muddy Boots, to you. You can't be too far away from me, as we were at Ferncliff 6 days before you:)http://wyndsonfarm.blogspot.com/2010/09/dahlia-delight.html
Small world:)

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