Dahlia season is really ramping up and our field of 4,000+ dahlias is a sea of color. The above photo was taken during a misty morning harvest and features what very well could be my all-time favorite dahlia, ‘Crichton Honey.’ The subtle color variations allow it to combine beautifully with a wide range of colors— from from light pink, salmon and coral to deeper orange, gold and copper—and I love utilizing it in wedding and event design work.
Here are a few of my favorite submissions from the past week—which all just so happen to feature dahlias. Aren’t these great photos?
A big thanks to all of you who continue to participate in the Seasonal Flower Alliance over the course of this year–with 9,000+ posts it shows an incredible level of interest and enthusiasm for local, seasonal flowers.
If you haven’t shared a photo yet, what’s holding you back? Please consider sharing what’s in bloom in your backyard, garden or community. Participating is super simple. Here’s a quick summary of how to participate:
1) Snap. Take a photo of flowers that are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of blooms from your garden or a vase full of flowers from your local farmers market.
2) Tag. Upload your photo to Instagram with the hashtag #SeasonalFlowerAlliance.
3) Share. In your photo caption, please share what flower varieties are featured (if you know them). Bonus points for listing your location and/or USDA hardiness zone!
Thanks for playing along!
If you aren’t on Instagram, but want to see what others are sharing, here’s a collage of the latest posts:
Seasonal Flower Alliance: September 7 - Floret Flowers on
[…] appear totally organically. Sometimes the submissions are dominated by particular flowers, like dahlias. Other times it is a particular color, like the berry tones a few weeks back or photo bombs […]