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