Dahlia Bodacious, still not as full as they should be but they definitely make me smile. The frequent rainy weather has caused most of the larger dahlias to hang their heads but since Bodacious is about seven feet tall, and the bed is on top of a slope, it doesn’t matter.
Clockwise, Bodacious, hy Mom (white cactus), Kidds Climax (pink/yellow blend), and Devonne Excel, which goes from lavender to pink for me. Devonne Excel has been a wonderful performer. The plant is covered in blossoms, which is the way a dahlia plant should be in October.
Another group shot from a different angle, more to the right of the camera shot above and toward the front of the bed. Clockwise again, Bodacious, Yvonne (peach waterlilly), a buried and underloved Twister (fuscia). I planted too close, especially for my sun conditions and some of the middle plants did not perform. The white blossoms, center front, are Gitt’s Perfection; they haven’t turned pink yet and should get much larger, too.
To the left are the same Devonne Excel, a small Croyden’s Masterpiece and up to hy Mom again.
Below is Gitts Perfection; starting to realize it’s pink.