Yet another variety of dahlia has bloomed. This one is a deep burgundy, unless the sun is shining right on it as in this photo. Then it's a gorgeous, blood red with almost a purple in the center. This plant is going to have flowers that are more "spider" like than the pom-pom shapes of the dahlias that have been featured on this blog in earlier posts. There are still quite a few petals to unfurl, but I think it's going to stay fairly loose and open. This plant is about three feet tall now, and I'm hoping for a lot more flowers before the season ends.
Close-up view of the fuschia-colored dahlia, one of the "fraternal twins.' The bloom is just about three inches in diameter, and very full as you can see.
A longer view shows the "fraternal twins" location along the outside perimeter of the vegetable garden. They are about to be joined by a third bloom, lower right, which appears is going to be a solid color fuschia color. A few Striped German tomatoes can be seen in the background inside the garden. Just as a reminder, the red and yellow dahlia is planted around the perimeter also, just to the left of this plant.