Giverny in September: Dahliapalooza
In early September, Giverny has a lot of Dahlias in bloom. I mean a LOT of dahlias. I don’t know any of their names, because I don’t grow any Dahlias, but here are some nice ones we saw.
It’s not that I don’t like Dahlias. It’s just that north of zone 7 you have to store the tuberous roots inside for the winter, or that’s my understanding anyway.
Dahlia’s have a plump and happy look, so smooth and full, like they come from a place with absolutely no sharp edges.
Monet seemed to like Dahlias. His Dahlia paintings are not as famous as the iris or water lily ones, I guess, but they are beautiful all the same.
Perhaps I need to dedicate myself to Dahlia self-education for a while.
Some Dahlias seem a bit eccentric.
But they do get along well with other plants, like sunflowers.
I hope you’re not getting tired of pictures of Giverny, because I still have 321 to go. Just kidding! I think I’ll do one more about the garden, and then one on the Village of Giverny.
In the meantime, if anybody can ID these varieties, I’d be interested to know their names.
Do you grow Dahlias? And if so. do you bring them in for the winter?