Bee, Bud, Blossom
I love the contrast between the dark stems and buds and the pale petals of this dahlia. The buds always remind me of dark little tomatoes on the vine. The yellow tint to the ends of the petals near the center make this bloom look like the color of the pollen ran out into the petals. What's not to like?
DP207-2014 Posted July 26; processed ditto
The dahlia varieties in this bed weren't identified, unfortunately.
Take July 18, 2014, in the Gateway Garden at Matthaei Botanical Gardens.
Title: Bee, Bud, Blossom