Those blowsy, shapeless things.....
dahlias that is!
They are blowsy, in your face, full of earwigs, need staking and have no shape or structure at all. On the face of it not my sort of plant at all
So why then am I enjoying them more and more?
I am particular......brutal with those I dislike.....but I am growing more fond of them esp at this time of year. Along with salvias and heleniums right now dahlias are providing colour galore
They grow so large and can dominate the garden unless divided every year or two. But it makes me popular......I give away my surplus every year.
So...blowsy, gaudy, brash even vulgar or are they indispensable?