Dahlia #2 (from my garden!)

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DAHLIA #2 (FROM MY GARDEN!) • 12 inches x 12 inches • ©2011 Marie Scott

I planted some dahlia bulbs last winter in a plastic container and started them in my house. (I think that was actually a waste of time, but I’m not really sure.) They did survive, and grew to be quite tall over the course of the summer, but they didn’t bloom until the fall.

Maybe it was just too hot for them this summer?? Maybe they didn’t get enough sun??

Despite their delayed gratifications, I LOVE DAHLIAS! (How could you not?)

I painted this flower as part of a series called “From my Garden!” I wanted it to match the other square formatted dahlia, so I took some liberties with the colors, as you can see in the photos below.

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Click here to see this painting on my website. If you love dahlias too, click on the links below to see some others.

Dahlia #1 (from my garden!)

Fuchsia Dahlia

Bay Bridge Dahlia

(this photo does not do the painting justice. I have the giclee print hanging in my kitchen, and after 7 years I’m still not tired of it.

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