A Little Garden Magic ~ First Frost Dahlias


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On September 28th, we had our first frost of the season and I knew that, even taking precautions, my dahlias would not make it… and I was right. I covered them with blankets but then next day, it started raining which totally undid any good the blankets may have done. So, with plans to dig them out this week, I had not checked on them. But today while bringing in some bags of soil for fall bulb planting, I noticed that the Hollyhill Black Beauty had three blooms. You can tell that the temperatures have caused the centers to lighten a little but otherwise, they are still beautiful, although not as big as they normally would be.

It made me so happy to find these. While I did not have that many issues with it, it was not very prolific so it was a bit of a let down. So this was a wonderful surprise.

For this vase, I used a simple white enamel tumbler-shaped vase and added sprigs of Indian Hawthorn, which I think goes perfectly with the color of the dahlias, especially the berries. The richness of the colors in this vase is pure autumn.

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And my obsession with Mobile Money app continues. lol. I just love the look of life in watercolor. :-)

 Original Frosted dahlia

Original Frosted dahlia

 Watercolor app effect

Watercolor app effect