Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Morning Dahlias



I woke up this morning and decided to cut some dahlias at the flower farm. It was a bittersweet feeling to see the dahlias in full bloom. On the one hand, I was excited to see their fresh blossoms, but also a little sad as their blossoms are a sure sign that summer is coming to an end.


I smiled as I approached the flower fields and saw all of the different varieties of dahlias blooming so happily under the soft August sun.


I decided to limit my cuttings to the pink variety. The dahlias will be growing strong until our first frost, so there are many weeks left for me to return and clip other varieties.


Happy dahlia season to you!

xoTrina

69 comments :

Design Love said...

Oh, they are so pretty! You have so much beauty that surrounds you! You are a lucky girl...

Enjoy

Cindy

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

So pretty! I wish I had access to a cutting garden or farm like that. I would be there every week! You always have such beautiful flowers.

Splendid Sass said...

I love dahlias. These are so beutiful.
Teresa

Simply Bungalow said...

Beautiful! So Lovely...dahlias are one of my favorites!

judi said...

those dahlias are gorgeous! the print of the dress along with your little baby bump make a great backdrop. hope you are doing well.

judi ;)

Anonymous said...

I want a cutting farm, too! I think I am jealous. And so very happy for you (and those babies!). Kathy-IL

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Beautiful! A cutting farm could get me into some trouble.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Stunning flowers! I wish I lived near a cutting farm! The display on the porch is very welcoming!

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JEN said...

Oh, Trina...they are beautiful! Catherine turned me on to dahlias and now I'm having a love affair with them too. Are the pale pink ones "Gay Princess" by any chance? Prolific and lovely....enjoy the rest of summer and congrats to your growing family!

Nikki said...

Beautiful! That is one thing I wish I would've planted this year. Maybe next year.

Briar Oak said...

So pretty! Our dahlias are not blooming this year for some reason. I may have to make a trip to buy some, as they are so beautiful.

Jen said...

A cutting farm? I am SOOOOOOO jealous!
They are beautiful!!

Morning T said...

Wow Trina your flower farm is pure heaven to me!

Reinspire said...

That field of flowers touches my heart...I can imagine the feelings this elicits with fall just around the corner. It almost brings tears to my eyes (in a good way!) it is so pretty!

satisfyingspacesblog.com said...

How amazing to have that field of flowers to go to...

Judy @ A Meek Perspective said...

I don't think we have any flower farms around here nor have I ever heard of one till I read your blog. What a great idea! I need to keep a look out or maybe start one of my own some day.

house things said...

Looks really pretty.

Gina said...

Gorgeous! Hope you're feeling well!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Simply gorgeous!

m ^..^

Wilhelmiina said...

Wow absolutelly beautiful :)

CIELO said...

I'm not sure how I came up here, but so glad I did! ;) Love your blog and farm gardens and by reading this post can tell that we share a lot in common... ;) Come to the house in the roses for a visit!

Cielo

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Gorgeous!!!

Susan O said...

Oh my goodness! So lovely, you have such an eye for beauty. All the different variations of pink.I wish I lived near a flower farm. Enjoy your bouquet.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad said...

WOW those are gorgeous!!! A flower farm? hmmm. That sounds like a rewarding career. Do they charge you to cut or only by how much you cut? Just curious.
-Trish

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Trish,
The dahlias are 50 cents a stalk. Many stalks have two to three flowers on them so it's a great deal!
Trina

Brabourne Farm said...

So beautiful! I tried growing these gorgeous things last year but only ended up providing a fabulous dinner for our darling snails ... maybe next year. Leigh

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

They are GORGEOUS! And, I love your patio furniture too! I'm like you, Trina, and I just don't want summer to end. But, I guess the dahlia's make it a little sweeter. ;)

xx
Kelly

Between You and Me said...

love them. that last picture is pure happiness!

A House and Home said...

These dahlias are beautiful. Dahlias, like most flowers, always remind me of my mom. They are my favorite flower. The CSA we belong to has a picking farm, and with our share, we can pick all we want. I think of your earlier posts of the picking farm every time I go out with my scissors. It's such a wonderful part of the week.

Southern Lady said...

They are so pretty! I love the pink ones. Carla

the gardeners cottage said...

hi trina,

the pink ones are my favorites. and they look perfect with your house. hope you are well.

~janet

charmaine said...

Beautiful photos. As your dahlias are coming to and end here in Melbourne Australia our daffodils are blooming. We are all looking forward to warmer and longer days.

the polished pebble said...

Hi Trina, I love the dahlias too. Do you grow them just for the pleasure of it or do you actually sell them? Is that a dumb question?

Really beautiful either way....xx kelley

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pink and white just breathtaking. Dahlias are such luscious flowers! They look wonderful on your porch!
Yvonne

Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful! I would love to have a cutting farm nearby.

thedomesticfringe said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

-FringeGirl

Red Gate Farm said...

Beautiful... I LOVE the all pink decision.

Chris

Windlost said...

Hi Trina, how gorgeous. You are so blessed to live in a beautiful part of a beautiful state. Wow! Love those flowers. Do share the other colours when you bring more home.

Thanks for your note on the Lee furniture. I am totally paralysed by this decision as it is very expensive. The sofa with Z grade (near top) fabric is $4300 and the chair with BB (top) is $1900. I think the chair price is okay compared to all the junk I have seen but the sofa is mad.

I want linen but David is afraid it will be rough. Do you find your linen rough? I know you went with Rowe, but we don't have a supplier for that with any volume. I have seen your chairs but found them a little too small for my fat butt and the fact that I like to curl up and tuck my legs under in the chair and read. So I want a wider, deeper seat.

I do love the Lee sofa but I am so afraid to buy sight-unseen. As I said, I am comfortable with the dimensions knowing what seat height and depth I like (our current sofa is almost identical) but it is the slope of the back and its firmness that concerns me. THAT I cannot imagine. I know how my butt will feel from sitting on the down-wrapped core on several other pieces, but how will my back feel when I lean back?!

Tough call. We have such shitty furniture and decor stores here that everything nice is custom but how do you buy a sofa custom?!!!! Even Ethan Allen has ugly stuff mostly that doesn't look stylish and modern and fresh. Other than that it is the usual junk from Bernhardt, etc. for $3000 for something that isn't special or unique or made with any concern for the planet.

I am torn!

ANyway, know you went through a similar dilemma so thanks for listening. Do you like your sofa? I always wonder how they sit.

How are you feeling? Love the pickle and dahlia posts. :)
xo Terri

aud* said...

I love dalhia! and your bouquet is stunning! i would dream a field of dalhia!!! a bientôt :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

oh they're gorgeous trina - how lucky you are to be close to such a fabulous grower!

and eeeeeeeeee, look at that gorgeous belly. makes me grin ear to ear. so cool, so so v. cool!!!

hope you're keeping well darl. jx

Mrs. Sutton said...

Oh what beautiful flowers - and what an AMAZING cuttings garden. They look perfect on your porch - well done! x

Privet and Holly said...

My dad grows
dahlias and
the variety
is endless and
amazing. Some
of the blooms
are as big as
dinner plates!
I especially
love the yellows
with pink tips;
many look like
origami, they
are so intricate.
Love them!
xx Suzanne

Dianne said...

Just beautiful Trina. They do nt grow well in N.C. and I love them!! How are you feeling? So excited for you. Love your house!

Gail said...

Oh I just love dahlias! I think the pink ones are my favorite too. ;0)

Have a beautiful day,

Gail

Elaine said...

a wonderful post of the dalhias. My sister grows lovely ones and she lives in NC.. I don't have any luck with them in my garden

24 Corners said...

I wish I knew of a dahlia farm near us...there *has* to be one somewhere...maybe by the tulip and daffodil fields in La Connor, it would be so fun to be able to go to one. Have you thought of growing them? I bet they would just thrive at the farmhouse.
Love the soft pink...very,very pretty!

kayce hughes said...

So beautiful. I love dahlias.

Eliane Zimmermann said...

I have the same ambiguous feeling at the sight of dahlias: the remind me of my grandmothers passion for gardening and they are like a speed-indicator on the dashboard of a car: the year is driving fast, the year is advanced, the year is nearly there (where? fall? christmas?). cheers from ireland eliane

La Maison Fou said...

Very pretty;
I think that a bunch of country cutting flowers is the best!
You boquet is just gorgeous.
L.

Anonymous said...

Hi Trina,

Have you noticed that any colored paired with white automatically looks sharp? I have found I love ANY color with white. I've always liked blue & white together and so your pink flowers in their white surrounding look so clean, sharp and, of course, beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Maggie

Claire said...

I loved the words "I smiled as I approached the flower fields" - is this a place where you may go cut your own flowers? - I've never heard of anything like that!

Carmella said...

Lovely, Trina! Just lovely. I'm with you on the dahlia. Good end-of-summer love! You're looking great, too, by the way!

Erin Wallace said...

I am in awe of all of your fields of dahlias. They are gorgeous!

xo Erin

Living It At Home said...

Really beautiful and such a lovely setting! Your photo's are getting better and better! Hope you are well~

jamilyn

A Room For Everyone said...

They're gorgeous Trina..they look lovely on your porch. It's funny hearing about summer coming to an end when we are eagerly awaiting spring here..I've officially had enough of winter now! Lots of love to you ..Oh, and I wanted to ask you - is Lucy aware of the babies yet? Dogs usually sense something..Rachaelxx

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Rachael,
It's funny you should ask because just yesterday I had a chat with Lucy about the babies. So if she didn't already know, she does now!
xoTrina

Anonymous said...

Hi Trina,

I always love your flower pictures! I am totally jealous that you have a cutting farm-how wonderful is that! You always do such a good job of arranging/presenting them too. :)

This may be a really silly question, but do you ever have problems with ants or spiders on your flowers. We have a hydrangea bush that I LOVE and I want to cut the flowers but there are little ants all over them and I don't really want ants inside my house. :( Am I being ridiculous? :) Just thought I would ask someone with more experience if there were any inside tips. :)

Thanks!
~ Katie

A Country Farmhouse said...

Hi Katie,
We certainly get aphids and other pests on our flowers and so we try and remember to spray them regularly. We only use all natural products that have been OMRI listed: http://www.omri.org/
They work great!!!
Trina

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Trina,
I love your photo's...dahlia's are such beautiful flowers. I hate the thought of summer being over soon but then here in Kansas we are looking forward to cooler temperatures finally. I hope you and your husband are having a wonderful weekend. Maura :)

Denise said...

I would love to have my way with your fabulous flower garden. The dahlias are incredible. I hope you don't mind --- I linked this lovely post to my Porch and Garden Party at firstadream.blogspot.

life in a pink fibro said...

I spent yesterday weeding the garden as spring approaches in Australia. You have reminded me why I bothered. We don't have fields of dahlias, but the joy I get from our roses, lavender and flowering natives when they finally get there is worth all the effort!

From the Kitchen said...

Trina, it has been awhile since I've checked in and am thrilled to hear your good news! I can't wait to see how you turn your talent to the nursery!!

Best,
Bonnie

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I've enjoyed reading your wonderful blog! Your pictures are beautiful and your home is quite lovely.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

What gorgeoaus gorgeous blooms....hanging on to the shirttails of summer.

They look so beautifully at home on your porch!

Mary Lou said...

What an amazing field of beauty. Thanks for sharing the photos.

eddieross said...

Gorgeous pictures (and flowers of course)!

E+J

Anonymous said...

The dahlias are gorgeous.
We lost all 20 of our dahlia plants this year.
Due to weather, snails and deer.
How in the world do they keep the deer away from the dahlias?
Thanks for posting such lovely photos.
Kindly,
Chris

Simony said...

Your pictures are all so beautiful, I loved your blog, today I am becoming your follower.

Anna Patricia said...

WOW, that's a big lot for dahlias!!! My husband and I want a farm, you are very very lucky!

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