I have my deck containers planted with mostly dahlias, calla lilies and canna lilies. The calla lilies bloom first and now the dahlias are beginning. So far only a few have bloomed, but it is enough for me to enjoy sitting out here.
My first dahlia to bloom was American Sunset (purchased from #Brecks). I love this one!
Here it is today July 25, 2021:
Boom Boom Red was next. I am disappointed that this one is NOT the bright red the Breck's site said it would be. It is burgundy. I already have enough ball dahlias in burgundy. But Boom Boom Red is still a gorgeous one. Only one of the two tubers I planted came up.
Here is the container this one is growing in:
The spider dahlia on top is called China Town.
This is another new one I purchased from Brecks. Both of these tubers came up and I am happy with this purchase.
Here is a close up of China Town:
I am eagerly awaiting the first bloom of the other dahlias I have planted. I did purchase a beauty called 'Dutch Carnival'.
Unfortunately this one never came up. Soooooooooo disappointed!