There are some new beauties in the line-up this year.
These were introduced to me last fall by the famous pianist, Harold Brown of Bramwell.
The three new faces are Nonette, Cafe’ au lait and Kelvin Floodlight.
I ordered these from Old House Gardens. https://oldhousegardens.com/
The Kelvin Floodlight photo does not do it justice.
Cafe’ au Lait is even more gorgeous than I expected.
Nonette needed some extra water to make bigger flowers, but did not disappoint.
My heart still belongs to my three favorites Thomas Edison, Firepot and Snow Country.
Dahlia Row has taken a lot of feeding, composting and watering BUT these blooms are worth it.
Our strolling down the sidewalks of Bramwell was detoured by a marvelous garden.
There was a row of dahlias shamelessly showing off right there next to the sidewalk.
You couldn’t expect me to waltz right by without stopping to meet them.
Thomas Edison was closest to the gate. I barged in like a blogger gone mad.
There were some show-stoppers that I needed to know the names of for future purchases.
Harold Brown, the pianist and gardener, informed me that these beauties came from Old House Gardens in Ann Harbor, Michigan.
When flowers are involved, the Flower gets a bit brazen.
It’s an amazing life when you go to West Virginia to trail ride
and end up in a mansion listening to a famous pianist serenade on a Steinway.
It’s all because of Thomas Edison, the dahlia that is.
We were strolling around the charming town of Bramwell, West Virginia
after enjoying a milkshake at the Corner Cafe’
when I spied my friend Thomas Edison over a fence.
Of course I had no choice but to intrude into the lovely garden to speak with the owner.
He turned out to be the world renowned pianist, Harold Brown.
After introducing me to his dahlias ( later post), he invited us in for a quick concert
He gifted us a signed CD which we listened to on our ride home.
The magic is back.
Thanks to Harold Brown, Thomas Edison and Mr. Flower.
Stay tuned folks. There is much more to come!