It wasn't planned, but I have them in every area of the yard, including the parking strip.
The driveway is the only place one hasn't found a home yet.
I'll start out back.
This white one came from my mom a few years ago.
There's only one other one in the back.
My sister brought it back from Amsterdam.
It isn't blooming yet, but I'm pretty excited that it has its first bud.
Out front, I have this hand-me-down from my mom's house.
I don't know if there were two bulbs mixed in originally, or what, but every year there are two different flowers.
This was a $2 Winco bulb, called 'Blue Bell.'
The last one in the front yard is called, 'Curly Q.', as you will see why.
It starts out looking like a spider Dahlia, then the petals all curl into themselves.
I moved 'Otto's Thrill', another Winco bulb, from the backyard, down to the parking strip this spring.
It wasn't getting enough sun where it was at, so it was getting upwards of eight feet tall every year.
He's muuuuch happier in his new home.
I have a second one down there, but it doesn't even have buds yet.
Not sure what's goin' on.
And that's it from my yard, BUT, I yard crashed our neighbor's new garden across the street.
They tore out all their sod in the front yard and parking strip this spring, and put in a ton of pretty Dahlias, among other things, so I had to zip over with my camera.
This cute little pom pom is one of my faves.
This one looks like the sun.
This one is so dang pretty, it almost doesn't even look real.
I like the spider one, too.
I love the dark foliage.
And, just because I couldn't resist.
I love this.
And that's it for Dahlia day.
Aren't they pretty?!