She Makes Her Appearance (Finally): Dinner Plate Dahlia

She finally…

makes her long awaited appearance. And it made my day.

She’s supposed to be the size of a dinner plate, but is only the same size as my hand. Still beautiful though!


  1. Mommy Needs a Vacation says:
    What a beautiful flower!!!! I LOVE that!!
  2. Michelle Pixie says:
    Beautiful! Does it get bigger every year and more blooms? I want one!!
  3. •´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Mrs. Cox.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• says:
    Beautiful :) Love the color
  4. bigguysmama says:
    I don't do Dahlia's here in MN. It would require me to dig them up every Fall. I had a friend in WA who would grow those dinner plate sized ones. Absolutely beautiful. One of my favorite flowers ever!

    ~Mimi @ Woven by Words
  5. Sharlene T. says:
    There's nothing more frustrating than waiting for the first flower to bloom! But, how exciting when they do! I felt the same for my Peonies! Yours will get dinner plate size, the first are always sort of a 'test' for the plant to see if it does produce a flower... The picture is gorgeous and it did make me smile... Thanks for sharing... And, hope the kids are better... Come visit when you can...
  6. Wow! That is beautiful! It's a flower that makes it worth the wait!
  7. mmm love dahlias. I love huge flowers. big explosive flowers.
  8. Great, gorgeous dahlia!
    I don't know how all you young mommy bloggers keep up with this stuff. amazing!
  9. From Tracie says:
    She is amazingly beautiful! Wow...even if she didn't quite make it to dinner plate size-I'm still impressed!
  10. Some weeks are like that. Hope the teeth break through and happy kiddos return.
  11. Beautiful flower but I was almost blinded by that gorgeous ring of yours. ;)
  12. Love Dahlias! Beautiful and I was going to say the same thing....beautiful ring too! lol!
  13. So pretty! And it's definitely not slacking when little ones need your attention. That's prioritizing. Or at least that's what I tell myself when I have 72 unanswered emails.
  14. We've just planted a garden for my Princess, right outside her bedroom window. Whenever I go outside and see new flowers blooming I will her to come to the window so I can show her, so I totally get it :)

    Happy WW, it is a beautiful flower :)
  15. Beautiful dahlia.
    Hubby dear loves them but not the digging up on fall. Although he's talking about them again.
  16. Doll Clothes Gal Pal says:
    Such a beautiful flower!d Happy WW! :)S
  17. And Miles To Go... says:
    beautiful! Such lovely color.
  18. Belle's Butterfly says:
    Absolutely beautiful. I wish we could have flowers like this here. It may not be the size of a dinner plate but it's still big none the less.
  19. i LOVE dahlias, they're my favorite! i think it's almost time for mine to finish, whenever we get our first frost there will be no more flowers! i'm trying to enjoy them til then...
  20. What a beautiful flower!

    Our kids come first, so you do what you need to do, but I hope things calm down soon.

    Happy anniversary to your parents!
  21. Somehow I've got to turn my black thumb green. Because I'd kill for gorgeous flowers like that.
  22. Bethany @ Organic Enchilada says:
    Love the color! And I'm with KLZ - I'd kill it. So thanks for sharing. :)
  23. Lori @ In Pursuit of Martha Points says:
    Love dahlias!

    I ALMOST bought one this weekend.

    But I've been neglecting the yard and dealing with the pirate raccoons, so...I figured I shouldn't buy flowers just to kill them.
  24. The Blogging Goddess says:
    You grew that?? I am super impressed, because I can only grow weeds and it is beautiful!!
  25. Totally worth the wait! It's gorgeous!
  26. Breathtaking! Well worth the wait. Wish I had more of a green thumb so I could reap those kind of rewards.
  27. It's so pretty! I love the color! And I'm really happy you gave a frame of reference so we can tell how big it is.
  28. JDaniel4's Mom says:
    What an amazing color! The ring looks great too.
  29. That flower is so pretty. You should cut if off and wear it in your hair for a date!
  30. Minivan Mommy says:
    Gorgeous flower! I want a garden but have to wait until we move... one day. Blah.
  31. So very pretty!! I'd love to play with that one in photoshop!!
  32. Gorgeous! I'm impressed when anyone can grow anything. I have such a black thumb.
  33. You know, a beautiful flower on a crappy day can make all the difference....
  34. Beautiful!
  35. Melissa {aadventuroo} says:
    Wow- it's gorgeous. Call me impressed-- I kill everything, even easy to grow house plants.
  36. Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip says:
    You are seriously an awesome gardener. I'm jealous.
  37. I don't know what's prettier...the flower or your hand!'s the flower!
  38. The Sharp's says:
    That is one beautiful flower!!!
  39. Beautiful flower and I love your wedding ring too. :)
  40. Mrs.Mayhem says:
    Gorgeous flower!