I’ll admit that there are times you need cloudy chilly days, cuddled up with a good cup of warm coffee, watching The Great Gatsby and looking at pictures of the garden from this summer. The bright and colorful dahlias made it seem like it were a sunny morning, and instantly put me in a happy mood. I was purely content relaxing with an inspiring movie, getting creative. It seems like most of us relax, and do nothing during the summer; when responsibilities have lessened, the days longer, and fun and play are the only things on your mind. And now, as most are trying to take advantage of their last few days before routine takes over again, we try to drag out as many things we love about this season into the next.
I love dahlias, because they are one of the few colored flowers that bloom at the end of June, well until September. These mostly vibrant flowers make it seem like summer longer, and I love having them in my garden even when the days call for light jackets.
Whenever I do something or write about it, I like to learn more about it, and I wanted to learn more about one of my preferred flowers. My favorite is this blush hued one. Dahlias are a symbol of elegance and dignity, and signifies a change, or travel, and I’d say they’re great words to head into a new season. It continues to be used today to express personal sentiments, and is also known as symbol of a commitment and bond that lasts forever, and marriage and love. For information on how to grow and care for dahlias in your garden, read here.