Friday, March 9, 2012

Dahlia



Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico, Central America, and Colombia. A member of the Asteraceae or Compositae, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum and zinnia. Classed as a dicotyledon, there are at least 36 species of dahlia.

Last year, Kieran and Nicole, teachers at pt Chevalier school did a"crops for Christchurch". They invited everyone, students and parents to bring their crops, flowers, fruits and baked stuff. It was a fantastic exercise. http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.co.nz/2011/03/skywatch-friday-crop-for-christchurch.html

This year, they are doing it again. The beneficiary is Nepal, a country close to my heart with my connection with the Con-joint twins Ganga and Jamuna. http://annkschin.blogspot.co.nz/2009/01/siamese-babies.html

Among the crops for sale were dahlias. A flower grown in a house garden can just be as beautiful as a florist's flower. I bought a little bunch in a yoghurt container and gave it to my mentor. Some little kid must have brought it to school. I am also also sending by cyber mail to a friend L I met through Facebook. Her dad was my teacher. My mum used to grow this in Borneo.

Crops for Charity is starting again this Friday morning...lots of spare crops from everyones gardens! Cheers, Keren


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21 comments:

Meeha Meeha said...

Wonderful shots, I love the powdery texture from all the sun bathing :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the intense cluster of petals in dahlias! You have captured a beautiful colour!

Leovi said...

Very nice photos, I love those flowers. Thank you very much for publishing my photos on facebook. Greetings.

Cheryl said...

What a fantastic cause and a wonderful way to raise funds. Beautiful dahlia.

Ebie said...

Very nice peach color! Dahlias are pretty flowers!

Mom of M&Ms said...

love Dahlias.. and love that there is so mcuh giving through the plants

Jama said...

Beautiful colour of the dahlias!

Lui said...

I love it in macro!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flower and photos.

Regards and best wishes

Modern Mom said...

Gorgeous dahlia!

Holy Basil

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous flowers, I would love to plant some Dahlias in my yard this season. Have a great weekend!

Luna Miranda said...

i love these sun-kissed dahlias. lovely color, too.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots Ann!
I love the soft salmon color.

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous dahlias.

Chelsea said...

Love these flowers. Beautiful!

Ewa said...

Beautiful Dahlias

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The single dahlia in the second photo looks luscious enough to eat!

Childhood’s Dandelion

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos of these showy flowers, Ann! Wondeful cause that money is being raised for.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Ann said...

Hi Magical Mystical Teacher ,

When I was in Primary school, I think it was a female super hero who ate plants and flowers. Did you ever watch that?

The Japanese Redneck said...

It's too soon for those at my house.

Pretty.