The Dahlias Are Coming - (And They're NOT Orange!) 2019

Back in May of this year, I shared my plans to plant some Dahlia tubers directly in the ground in one of our landscape beds along the south property line.  That post is here.   In that post, I described the two varieties - one being a semi-cactus and the other being a dinner plate.

Specifically I planted three Big Brother Dinner plate Dahlias.

And, I planted three Color Spectacle Semi-Cactus Dahlias.

Please go click those links.  And make sure my eyes aren't fooling me. 

They're both orange, right?  Like, totally orange.  The packages of both show orange flowers.  And...I love orange flowers.  Well, I like orange most things.  But, have a special soft-spot for orange flowers. 

Now, scroll back to the top of this post.  That's a couple of the Big Brother Dinner plate flowers about to burst open. 

And now, check out the photo below.  That's one of the Color Spectacle flowers starting to open up.

They're, ummm, not orange.  Right?  Those are totally yellow Dahlias.  Like, not orange-yellow.  Or orangish-yellow.

Just flat out yellow. 

I'm sure they'll be beautiful. 

But they're not orange.


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