Thursday Doors

Barn doors in Washington that led to Dahlias were like entering a candy store for me.

My sister-in-law is a big Dahlia flower grower so one of our adventures was to visit her dahlia source, The Dahlia Barn. To say we had fun that morning doesn’t quite cover it.

Who could resist these beauties? Not me. Β Come spring, a package will arrive, and I will get busy planting my tubers. In the meantime, I need to set up an area in full sun and get it prepped for them.

Ah, the work of a gardener is never done. πŸ™‚

Hope you are all doing well this last week of September, and if you need a Dahlia fix, remember they ship.

Like doors? Check out our Canadian leader, Norm Frampton, at his
Thursday Doors – September 26, 2019.

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Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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65 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Now that sounds like a great place to visit. I love dahlias and these look scrumptious– great selection!

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  2. Woo-hoo! Like a candy store is right. Beautiful!

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  3. Oddment says:

    A dahlia barn! Candy store indeed! These bring back memories of a wonderful neighbor who grew eye-popping dahlias and would cut some for me in my caregiving days. I am still grateful for his kindness. Indeed a gardener’s work is never done, but what beauty grows! (And kindness too.) I can’t wait to see your dahlias next year!

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  4. Lovely barn doors! and I’m amazed how dahlias and zinnias — which were long out of favour — have come back to many gardens.

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  5. Annie says:

    Tempted every year but I end up buying blooms rather than growing them in my garden. 😊

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  6. Ally Bean says:

    I love the barn doors of course, but talk about a sore spot for me. My attempt to grow dahlias this summer was a big fat failure. Not at all jealous of yours…

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  7. Murphy's Law says:

    Barns and barn doors are just the best. Maybe I was a farmer in another life! Add gorgeous dahlias to that and you have perfection!!

    Can’t wait to see your dahlias next year. When the package of tubers arrives next spring, you will think you died and went to Heaven! Lol.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  8. Athira says:

    Beautiful !

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  9. Nancy says:

    Oh Dahlias! I had them once and my ex… threw them out when I brought them in for storage. I never planted them again! That’s been 25 years or so.
    Maybe this Spring. Do you think I can plant them in May in NW Pennsylvania? I’m going to look into that.

    Pretty barn doors! Pretty barn! Happy Thursday!

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  10. Those are some pretty great barn doors on an equally great barn. Dahlias are beautiful flowers. I enjoyed going to the Dahlia garden in San Francisco several times to see and photograph them. They’re all so different and the big ones are amazing. I can’t wait to see what varieties you are planting.

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  11. Joyce says:

    The entry to that barn is so inviting! ANYTHING they sold inside would have double the appeal!
    What a beautiful array of dahlia petal shapes and hues!

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  12. Donna says:

    Sounds like you’re having a great time. Enjoy.

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  13. Joanne Sisco says:

    I had a single dahlia plant this summer and to my amazement it actually flowered and there is another bud prepping to open soon. I didn’t realize I could dig up the plant and save the tuber over winter. hmmm – I may become a gardener yet πŸ˜‰

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  14. germac4 says:

    I love that red barn and the beautiful dahlias! I think Dahlias are having a revival and here in Canberra they cope really well with the heat, so they are very welcome.

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  15. Dallas are so lovely and always make a beautiful display. I have a couple of different tubers but I must buy some more this spring.

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  16. Oh no! Dahlias.not Dallas. πŸ™„

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  17. I don’t know much about Dahlias so I am surprised to see that they come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes. A barn full of those beauties must have been a sight to behold.

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  18. Norm 2.0 says:

    My limited gardening knowledge revolves solely around things I can grow to eventually eat, but I do have an appreciation for flowers in general even if a can’t tell a dahlia from a daffodil. A fun post with some awesome barn doors too πŸ™‚

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  19. says:

    Gorgeous red doors. Who could argue about the beauty of the dahlias?

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  20. Prior... says:

    Thanks for the flower fix !!
    Dahlia is truly a wonderful flower
    And those large barn doors are great

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  21. Dan Antion says:

    “Who could resist these beauties?”

    You were referring to the barn doors, right?

    The flowers are very pretty.

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  22. pastpeter says:

    Exquisite dahlias!

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  23. I love the red barn and the dahlias are gorgeous!

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  24. KerryCan says:

    Oh, I love dahlias! I plant some every year . . . and they never do very well. Not sure why but I keep trying!

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  25. Seeing a beautiful door is nice, but discovering what lies beyond is a special treat. Glad this one was a delight for you. Happy planting.

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  26. If anyone can combine doors and flowers, it’s you! Great pictures. – Marty

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  27. We love dahlias here in the Finger Lakes…and open barn doors with interesting surprises inside.

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  28. Rose says:

    What beauty! Those are just absolutely gorgeous.

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  29. slfinnell says:

    We need to see your dahlias next year!! Photo request πŸ™πŸ»

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  30. I appreciate Dahlias, but I don’t grow them. I guess I don’t want to mess with overwintering the tubers. Looks like a fun store, though.

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  31. joey says:

    Love the barn, of course. Lovely snaps.
    I’ve never grown dahlias. I don’t even know much about them. Just that they’re beautiful in all their varieties. Do I need dahlias? Where do they like to be? I think they’re like elephant ears for some reason… I need to look them up and stuff.

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