Dahlias are looking so sad this year after all the crazy weather we’ve had this year. Starting out with the extreme heat wave late spring that was 50-60F (10.5-15.5 C) warmer than normal followed by a summer with unusually hot temperatures. On top of that we’ve not had measurable rain since February and are in a drought. So I’m going to do some field comparisons from previous years to this year. Global Warming….definitely.
Here is a dahlia worker in the fields. Left is 2021 and right was 2011.
People the fields. left image 2021 right image 2020 early in the season.
I will have to wait until next year to go back to the fields. I didn’t see one single photographer. A few people had phones with them. So I did manage to get a couple of dahlia photos a couple of which you can see here. Good thing I have thousands of dahlias from the past decade, so I can post dahlias that you’ve not seen yet.
Here are some photos from 2018 of the fields for you to enjoy.
I do want to add, that Swan Island takes marvel care of their fields. Even with them trying to keep these dahlias going, they are losing the battle this year.
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