As a member of the Bridge of Flowers committee I am always happy when a visitor eloquently admires dahlia season on the Bridge of Flowers. Or any bloom season. Recently the Fine Gardening Magazine website featured a number of photos of the Bridge, and comments by Andy Engel of Fine Homebuilding Magazine – who finally followed the signs to the Bridge. To see his photos click here.
I have taken my own photos of the Bridge this season. Here is a sample.
Not all the flowers are as flashy as the dahlias, but we are very proud of our double bloodroot that bloom early in the spring. We usually have a few divisions to sell at the Annual May Plant Sale.
The Bridge is a perfect example of a Mixed Border that incorporates, blooming shrubs, trees, vines, perennials, annuals and a few grasses.
Tulips can be pretty flashy in May and June.
June is the month of roses for me, but there are roses blooming on the Bridge into September.
The many shades of green have their own beauty and fascination.
Daylilies and other kinds of lilies in many colors all through August.
Never a dull moment.
Gladiolas are not usually my favorite, but I cannot resist this one.
And here we are – back to September – but not for long – and asters as well as dahlias – and many many others. To call this Dahlia Season on the Bridge of Flowers is actually not very descriptive. I hope you will all come and visit.
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I wish I could get there to see it some time. The beauty and abundance of different blooms is a great calling card.
Lisa – I wish you could visit this Bridge. It is really quite miraculous.