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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

It's Dahlia season!


When I made a leisure walk around Umami Hills Park last Sunday, 
Dahlias were the highlight to me among various different autumn flowers.

The way to Dahlia garden




Dahlias come in many different hues,
 forms like daisy, pompom, ball, firework, chrysanthemum, orchid,
and various petals such as striped, tipped, curled, spiky, wispy, slender, single or multiple.





Looks like fireworks display.













Some are bending their colorful heads in the breeze.

With stakes, they stand tall toward the sky.










Dahlia is originally from Mexico. 
It was imported into Japan via China.
Because of the fact, it is also called “Tenshin-Botan” meaning “Peony from China.” 


In Japan, Dahlias bloom from July through October.
As late summer bloomers, they are at their best in October
when weather remains warm, air is cool and crisp, and sky is blue.



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28 comments:

  1. Lovely walk among the lilies. I love these flowers. I greet warmly.

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  2. I never knew there were so many varieties of dahlias. You have certainly captured their beauty. What a nice way to start my day!

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  3. 私も先週の金曜日に馬見公園に行きましたよ。紅葉の時期の前に沢山の花を見れて良かったと思いました。ダリア真っ盛りでしたね。太陽の光の中で、上品に、元気よくさくダリア達。洋子さんがレンズをのぞく姿が目に見えるようです。

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  4. You have a fine selection of these beautiful plants there. I have a few in my garden though they look rather sad today after a rainy morning.

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  5. Dahlias were extremely popular in my world decades ago but somehow made way for other blooms. I remember an aunt having her entire front yard covered in a variety of them. I used to love walking the path to her front door surrounded on all sides by these colourful flowers. I did not realize Peonies, currently in favor, are from that same group. Peonies are some of my most favourite flowers. Even when dried, they are such a lovely decoration in the home!

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    1. Excuse me, my expression “peony from China” seems to have caused confusion. Peony is not from the same group with Dahlia. “The peony is a flowering plant in the genus Paeonia, the only genus in the family Paeoniaceae.” “Dahlia is a member of the Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia.” In Japan, it has another name “Tenshin (China) Botan (Peony)” as some of dahlias look like peonies.

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  6. Vad fint att ha en park att gå till för att se på de vackra blommorna för hemma kan man inte ha så många de tar ju lite plats. På min koloni finns ingen Dahlia. Det beror på att jag har ingen stans att förvara dom på vintern. Jag får njuta av dina bilder. Hos oss är det för sent nu med dahlior ute de har varit frost på de flesta ställen och det gillar dom inte.
    Ha en fin fortsatt vecka
    Kram Meta

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  7. SO very beautiful
    both your photos
    and these flowers
    they grow here also, but only bloom for a short time in summer

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  8. Dear Yoko - I did not realise that Dahlias originated in Mexico - they seem to flourish in many countries around the world, but we usually have to lift them over here during the winter months unless they are planted in a very sheltered spot.
    I was visiting a garden yesterday and was also admiring the Dahlias which this year seem to have put on a particularly wonderful show over here too.

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  9. Amazing photography as always. Beautiful post and beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thanks for your visit and a lovely comment.

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  10. I knew of the dahlias, but I had no idea there were so many different types and so many different colors! And once again, your photography is matchless! You really could do an exhibition of the flora of your part of the country! Or maybe put together a coffee table book. What a pleasure to share your pictures.

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  11. Dahlia's are like people - many varieties and each with distinct characteristics. I grew them in Denver in pots on my side patio. They were long-blooming and colorful. You have shown so many lovely varieties in your photos. I wonder if they must dig up the tubers every fall and replant in the spring? How wonderful to walk those winding paths amid such vibrant blooms! It's trying to snow at my house - the peaks are white.

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    1. You are right, Barb. Dahlia tubers are not resistant to the cold. In cool climates, you need to dig up and store the tubers during the winter.

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    2. Lovely pictures! That is what we do in Russia:dig up the tubers to store them for winter months.
      Dear Yoko, I would like to ask a favour of you, if you don't mind. We have planned a trip to Japan and are staying in Nara for three days in a couple of months. Could you recommend "a must" to see and to do in your town? I would really appreciate it, you represent your place in an admirable way! I will come back to read your advice, thanks in advance. Take care!

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    3. In a couple of month? I’m surprised how soon, but at the same time how lovely! I’ll visit your blog to reply tomorrow. Good night.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous !!!! So much colors and forms !!!! Your pictures are beautiful !!!
    Thanks for sharing !
    Have a bright day !
    Anna

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  13. wow...beautiful...!
    These dahlias are awesome...!

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  14. Wow! Yoko, they are all magnificent. I can't single one out, each is beautiful in a different way.
    Lovely photos.....thank you!

    Enjoy your day,
    Ruby

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  15. こんばんは。 素晴らしいですね。 メキシコ原産とは、知りませんでした。 皇帝ダリアはこれからですか。

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  16. Hi Yoko! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! I hope that you are happy and enjoying life. I'm taking a little break ... seems like I need one every so often. I may post occasionally on L & L Photography (the blog page), but it is necessary sometimes to get away from the usual routine. Best wishes to you and your beautiful family!

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  17.  おはようございます。 最近は日本語のブログも書いてます。英語の表現では隔靴掻痒の感がありますので、日本語も大切にしたいと思っています。
     http://serendipity05.jugem.jp/ お時間がありましたらご訪問ください。

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  18. Gorgeous captures of the dahlias! They're amazing flowers.

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  19. Your photos are gorgeous, Yoko!!! :)

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  20. すご~い!きれい! 見た事もないダリアがいっぱい! 9番の花の先がほころびた感じが、印象的です。それと12番のダリアは本当にメキシコの太陽のような鮮やかさです。 お隣さんもダリアを植えていて、毎年巨大化してる気がします。良く、ブーケにしてプレゼントしてくれます。 なんでこんなに写真を撮るのがお上手なんですか? 私の先生になってください! 

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  21. Woow. Wonder of colors. Exquisite beauty of nature !!
    Beautiful all.
    Besos

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