Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 Mid Season Dahlia Update

On Sunday, July 27, 2014, John stopped by the Puget Sound Dahlia Association garden in Volunteer Park, Seattle, Washington, to see how this year's dahlia garden is progressing. Long term followers of John's Island will know that we've been here before and have posted several times on this garden.

We found wonderful blooms on many of the dahlias, although there are still quite a few that have yet to produce their first flower. Dahlia's may seem to be "late bloomers" ... they do take their time and, at this point, we would say it's about "mid season". Overall, this year, many of the plants seem to be a bit smaller than last year. Maybe just our perception ... not sure!

The weather on Sunday was just about perfect, clear skies, warm but not hot. The bright sunshine and deep shade, on some parts of the garden, produced some challenges to photo opportunities. All photos were taken with our trusty Sony RX100. We like the results we get with this camera, given its small size and weight. You can carry around the much bigger, heavy stuff, and possibly get better results, but we just don't think the difference warrants the extra effort!

Here are 37 mid-season 2014 photos ...

Our first post on this garden, for this year, is here.

Want to compare last year's dahlias? The post is here.

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Stunning pictures! I am a fairly new follower, so this was my first visit to the gardens through your blog, John. Just wonderful, and your camera did a great job, if you ask me. :-)

  2. Oh wow! Many of these flowers don't even look like Dahlias,at least not like the ones I am used to seeing. They are all gorgeous.

  3. Stunning blossoms! I love dahlias, they're amazing flowers. Thank you for visiting my blog!


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