Birthday Dahlias

In winter, when I see the catalogs, I forget how much I love dahlias and zinnias when it gets to be late summer and the perennials are mostly done.  But my Mom remembered, bought me a gift certificate, and suggested them, way back at Christmas on my birthday.

I love the purple-ish foliage, especially near my rosa rubifolia.

especially when they are backlit – which I don’t actually know how to photograph.

The rest of the garden has been taken over by the Grandpa Ott morning glory – it may be a flower, but next year, I’m weeding. Aggressively.

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