zondag 18 oktober 2015

Dahlia love

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Not many words today. Just some photo's of my allotment garden and dahlia's, which still flower abundantly.  I thought they would have wilted by now, because of the cold nights we had, but quite the contrary. I even spotted the flowers of two new varieties, but no 'Café au lait' so far.....

One of you asked me what the names are of the dahlia's that grow in my garden. The thing is, I often buy large bags of mixed tubbers. So I don't really know. With two exceptions: the burgundy white and red striped dahlia, which is called 'Tartan' and the fuchsia pink one, which is called 'night dream'.

It was my intention to shut off the main water supply to my outdoor kitchen today, but somehow I ended up pruning my New Dawn rose at the front of my garden house. I thought it would be fun, but it felt more like being in a fight :-). My hands and arms are covered in scratches and my cardigan did not survive, but the job is done. Next time I will plant some bulbs..... Much easier!

Have a great week!

Love,

Madelief x











46 opmerkingen:

  1. Was even een tijdje uit beeld......en wat heb ik het eigenlijk gemist.........Maar tijd tijd.......
    Heerlijk weer even genieten van je mooie beelden.........thuiskomen.....

    Liefs

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  2. Ze zijn onweerstaanbaar mooi,Madelief!
    Alle kleuren in je tuin zo rijk en vrolijk.....:)
    Ik hou zoveel van dahlias dankzij ze diverse mooi former en kleuren! Ze brengen alltijd een gezelligheid aan tafel!
    Prachtig foto's!

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  3. Wat een verrassing dat er toch nog dahlia's in bloei stonden, Madelief. Daar kon je toch nog mooie boeketten van maken. Hier was het de hele dag nat en druilerig, dus absoluut geen weer om in de tuin bezig te zijn. Er moet nog wel het nodige worden gedaan, dus ik hoop dat het binnenkort wat droger wordt.

    Ik wens jou ook een fijne week! Veel liefs, Ingrid

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  4. Wat zijn ze gaaf! Die kleuren, echt genieten. Ik moet ze ook echt gaan planten in het voorjaar, dit wil ik ook!!! Lieve groetjes

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  5. Your dahlia's are just beautiful, as is your whole garden in every season. How I would love walking there with you.

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  6. You had a very successful growing season, didn't you? I have enjoyed watching your garden grow and have loved the beautiful flower arrangements with gorgeous flowers. We all need a rest now for the winter to get geared for spring, don't we. Gorgeous dahlias, as always. I must remember to plant them next year. Have a very good week.

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  7. I have closed my blog Madelief but I still hope to stop by and get a shot of colours now and then!
    All the best Dear,

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  8. Oh how lovely those dahlias in bouquets are.. there are some Laotian families that grow huge fields of them across the farm road from us in the countryside.. I'd love to buy a big bunch of them for the table. Enjoy your flowers in your home! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  9. Dahlia bouquets such as yours are the prettiest things for fall. The striped burgundy one is really stunning. I know that you'll smile every time you walk by that vase full of dahlias. Happy week.

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  10. It is lovely that there is still so much vibrant colour around in your garden Madelief even though we are heading towards November - happy bulb planting next week.

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  11. Prachtige foto's! Je dahlia's zien er nog steeds schitterend uit terwijl je idd wel anders zou verwachten met dit weer.
    Fijne week. Groetjes van Aleta

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  12. Wat is het nog een groot genieten van je Dahlia's, ze gaan maar door. Waar mijn oog echter op viel, waren de tuin handschoentjes die zo leuk boven in je kas hangen. En o ja, gezellig een poes in de tuin!
    groetjes, Janneke

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  13. Utterly stunning! I ADORE Dahlias, they are just so blousey and bright. I wish I wasn't such a rubbish gardener that I could grow such beauties like these. Maybe one day! Have a beautiful week my lovely xxxx

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  14. A beautiful colourful post to find on this pale grey Monday morning! Your dahlias really are gorgeous and I love all the bright pictures of them growing and in vases. Glad your battle with the rose is over now :) I hope to plant some bulbs this week but will have to leave my little dog in the house while I do or she will dig them up again!
    Happy new week, dear Madelief.
    Helen xox

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  15. Sounds like quite a battle; fortunately, relatively few casualties by the sound of it! A Dutch version of the Wars of the Roses. You've done it again with your colours, Madelief - absolutely stunning. I always feel in a better mood after looking at your photos!!

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  16. All your dahlias are beautiful Madelief, but the striped one is exceptional, absolutely stunning! x

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  17. These beauties have become my favorites of the year, and all because of YOU and a few others out in Europe from Instagram! You make even fall feel like an endless summer. HAVE A SUPER DAY my friend!

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  18. Die dahlia's... Die kleurenpracht... Oh, ik zit hier te genieten, dank je wel...
    En, hoewel ik de beeldspraak van je gevecht met de New Dawn zeer kan waarderen, hoop ik wel dat de krassen snel verdwijnen. ;-)
    Fijne week! xh

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  19. Dear Madelief your Dahlias look exceptionally bright and cheerful! My tiny garden is still yielding cosmos but little else. I am waiting for cooler weather to plant the bulbs but your photos are convincing me to plant dahlias in pots too as they are such a lovely sight and make a great display in a vase. Happy week for you. Sharon x

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  20. Oh, die dahlia's!
    De kleuren spatten eraf. Heel mooi!

    Liefs, Gerry

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  21. Gorgeous dahlias! You put so much time and work and love into your garden--it really is extraordinary. I am always so happy to see pictures of your summer house--such a charming, storybook abode. Fun to see the cat too.

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  22. Wat mooi zeg prachtige kleuren....liefs fijne week van mij...x

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  23. Lovely and bright and happy! My Mother loved dahlias and grew a large garden of them every year. I do need to try them - they certainly do make a person smile. I am done in the garden for the time being. It is drizzling rain....Lovely to visit your beautiful garden. Wishing you a happy week, my dear. xo Karen

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  24. Still lots of beautiful colour in your garden Madelief!! :)
    V x

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  25. How wonderful to see your dahlia's still flowering. I will have a look for mixed bags next year as your display is just gorgeous! Sarah x

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  26. Wat zijn Dahlia's toch prachtige bloemen, met hun intense kleuren en vormen.
    Ik hou er van..
    Fijne avond,
    Liefs,
    Mirjam

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  27. Wat is dit een schitternde tuin met Dahlia's mooi kleuren en dat samen met de Cosmea ...
    Heel mooi hoor ..het zijn echt mijn bloemen ....ik kijk toch eens naar al u berichtjes
    want die zijn echt te moeite waard ..een hele mooie blog ,waar je vrolijk van wordt.
    groetjes

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  28. Fabulous photos as always. I love dahlias too, they just keep on giving don't they? Have a lovely week xx

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  29. Fabulous photos as always. I love dahlias too, they just keep on giving don't they? Have a lovely week xx

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  30. I am starting my first garden at the moment, and thought I would tell you your beautiful garden is one of my inspirations, even though we are dealing with very different climates, me being in Australia. Do you have any tips for starting out a design.

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  31. Madelief, it's great to see that those brave beautiful dahlias are still defying autumn chill to continue their show!

    Over here, the temperature has been flirting with frost levels, but have not quite gotten there yet. One of the NYC baseball teams is still in competition to reach the "World Series" final games of the Summer game. It's way too chilly during the evening games for those young fellows to be playing in shirtsleeves!

    xo

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  32. Zonder Dahlia's is het geen najaar! bij mij bloeien ze ook nog zo mooi. Wel worden de stelen slapper valt me op. Ze buigen om en knakken af. Dat is dan ook weer niet erg, kleine vaasjes genoeg! Groetjes, en succes met je bollen. Hetty

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  33. Ik hou ook zo van dahlia's en van de kannen waar jij ze in zet. Prachtig! XX Esther

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  34. Dearest Madelief,
    Too bad that your cardigan suffered damage and your skin as well. It takes a LOT of love for loving the roses AND their thorns!
    But you created again a lovely colorful à la Madelief blog post. Your signature colors. Never mind if you don't know their names. I must admit that in the first ten years or so I also feverishly documented all we bought and kept a garden journal where I wrote down what we planted where. But as things grow tall, certain things die off and you get gifts or whatever; it means simply you lose track. And I'm more carefree and JUST enjoy whatever blooms. Be it little or abundantly. Everything is a joy and photos made create double joy.
    Congrats on your solo-management of all those chores. You can be very proud of yourself and there will be a special angel, you know by name, smiling down from heaven.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  35. Stunning Dahlias Madelief and stunning photos of them too! I love it when you take us to your lovely garden. It still looks so lush there. Here it is really getting dry drying up and the leaves are all of the lawn and in the beds.
    I always love your gorgeous posts and I always leave sighing.
    sending hugs...

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  36. Wow, wow, wow, Madelief! Absolutely gorgeous! Lovely colours and so much beauty! :)

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  37. It's really fascinating how long and pretty your dahlias are blooming, my dearest Madelief!
    So beautiful, these flowers!
    I also want to thank you for your nice comments on my blog! I'm happy that my Ireland-post brought fond memories to you! To answer your question: No, we didn't walk the Gap of Dunloe, my husband just wanted to leave the Ring of Kerry on that day and drive to Limerick. (Driving on the Ring of Kerry was exhausting and Edi started having problems with one of his legs. It hurt him even further the entire holiday, maybe because of his seat posture in the car...? But nevertheless we enjoyed our journey!)
    Lots of hugs, my dear, and sweetest groetjes -
    Traude

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  38. LOVELY and HAPPY colours! Your blog is really amazing Madelief...
    Love Titti

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  39. wow -- stunning -- I'm intoxicated by those stunning colours !! Lovely to visit again after time out from the blogging world, Love Helen, Darcy, Bingley & Fred xxxx

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  40. Your Dahlias are beautiful Madelief! My visits to your Blog always make me smile... such vibrant and cheery colours for the senses. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs,
    Wanda

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  41. Oh how I adore dahlias, and these are all stunning. So many interesting shapes, and the colours are so vibrant. This post was a real treat, thank you :o)

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  42. Your post always inspires me to go out in the garden and plant something flowering. Even the vintage pieces in your potting shed makes me want to go and scour the nearest market for some vintage things. Always a delight to visit you Madelief.
    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.
    Hugs,

    Aida

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  43. Oh, your photos are so lovely, Madelief. Every season is full of such beauty. I love this time of year and savour every minute. Deb

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