• Post published:August 29, 2014
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Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Dahlias on Bridge of Flowers

I was walking across the Bridge of Flowers this morning and it is clear this is high Dahlia season. I don’t know the names of these varieties, but I am going to look through the  Swan Island Dahlia catalog and see if I can get names for some of these.

Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Pink Dahlias on Bridge of Flowers

Some dahlias have a more tender hue.

China Doll Dahlia
China Doll Dahlia

China Doll is a dahlia that everyone loves.

Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Dahlia on the Bridge of Flowers
Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Dahlia on the Bridge of Flowers

Dahlias come in so many forms and sizes.

Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Shaggy Dahlia on the Bridge of Flowers

Do you think ‘Shaggy’ is a dahlia class?

Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Stone Fountain at Bridge of Flowers

After all the fire of the dahlias it is nice to have a cool place to sit .

Bridge of Flowers, Shelburne Falls
Shade garden on the Shelburne side of the Bridge of Flowers
Leaping Fish sculpture
Leaping Fish sculpture

Before I left the Bridge I had to go and take another look at the new school of fish leaping up river on the Buckland side. Thank you John Sendelbach. 

The Bridge hosts what is essentially a joyful garden party every day of the year from April 1 to October 30. Visitors from all over the country – yea all over the world – come here to enjoy the flowers, tended by a gardener, assistant gardener, many volunteers and overseen by the Bridge of Flowers committee, a part of the Shelburne Falls Area Women’s Club.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    While the dahlias are colorful I like the leaping fish.

  2. Pat

    Lisa – There is a series of leaping fish. John Sendelbach is a genius!
    Donna – I wish you could see it in person.

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