Dahlia, dear dahlia, with colors so bright,
You brighten my garden with all your delight.
There you are strong standing tall on your stem,
Among the other flowers, you are the gem.
Yellow, peach, white, pink and red,
Your colors enrich the garden bed.
As your flowers fade and petals scatter on the ground,
I lock your memory away in my heart to be found.
- Heidi Kuijer
From the Victorian language of flowers, a dahlia means elegance and dignity. I am thrilled that the dahlias I planted both in my front and back garden are flourishing almost to the point where I think the other flowers would accuse them of showing off. They make me smile each morning when I open the bedroom curtains and brighten my day as I look out from my living room window. I do love dahlias!
Have a wonderful weekend my blogging friends!