Monday, November 3, 2014

Dahlia Garden Wrap 2014

Those of you who have followed us for a while have seen our visits to the Dahlia Garden at Volunteer Park here in Seattle. The Dahlia flowering season is, of course, now finished for the year. We have some pictures to wrap-up this year:  first from a visit in early September, and then how the garden looked last week prepared for its winter sleep.

We did a little research to see how Dahlias are stored over the winter. This article from WikiHow explains how to dig them up and store in containers. Here, in the Volunteer Park Garden, the experts appear to leave at least some of the bulbs in the ground with a dark plastic cover.

So, another gardening cycle comes to a close. Thank you for joining us on our visits to the Dahlia Garden at Volunteer Park. Our previous posts on this garden, this year, are below ...

Thursday May 22

Monday June 9

Tuesday July 29

Thursday August 21

Wednesday September 3

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. This is my first year following you, and I have enjoyed all the dahlia posts, along with all the others, of course. It's fun to have connected with you and having you as one of my blogging buddies, John. I look forward to many more dahlia years with you. :-)

  2. John, the flowers are beautiful. I'm not much of a gardener, but I'll pass this info along to hubby who is a master gardener, to see if he knows how to work with dahlia bulbs.

  3. Thanks for sharing this beautiful garden with us. I love seeing the Dahlias.Have a great week,and thanks for all your kind comments left on my blog.I really do appreciate them.

  4. Olá John,
    Belo post, eu simplesmente amo essas flores por seu cultivo ser mais simples e por elas serem resistentes porém de grande delicadeza em cores e formatos.
    Eu não falo inglês também utilizo ferramentas de tradução para compreender seus textos e mensagens , nada que impossibilite a compreensão de uma nova amizade,
    Desejo-lhe uma linda semana
    Um grande abraço vindo do Brasil.

  5. Nice to see they are properly cared for during the cold season.

  6. I love plants and most of all flowers too. Care to send me some red roses? (lol) Kidding friend... Have a great day! I enjoy reading your blog post.

  7. Oh aren't they pretty. I LOVE the solid red one.


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