Why I love dahlias

This is Art Deco, from the Gallery series.  It’s a small plant that I grew in my deck boxes last year and again this year.  It’s very happy at my house, compared to other dahlias that I’ve tried, and just starting what I hope will be a long blossoming season.  The color is hard to describe and changes in different lights.  But it goes well with just about anything.  I like it with blues and yellows.