A time for dahlias
Last year we planted some dahlias but most of them fell over and the flowers weren't all that impressive. This year we planted new tubers in sunnier areas in the yard. The plant stems are of impressive size and we've only had to stake one - the purple colored flower. Since they've done so well, maybe next year we'll invest in some named varieties instead of these common ones although the yellow and purple flowers can stand up to some of the named ones in my opinion.
As always, click on the photos to enlarge.