Farmers Market Dahlias, by Jean Cody, Portland Oregon.
Collarette Dahlia ‘Mars’ as it appears in the garden. Dahlias are heavy summer feeders (every two weeks), but don’t use a high-nitrogen fertilizer, or stems will become leggy and weak. Dahlias will thrive if bonemeal is added to planting beds.
The Black Dahlia (top left), Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with new interpretations.
What is it that intrigues us about black flowers? They are rare, mysterious, and unique.
The long stems on the Dahlias make them practical for floral arrangements, even wedding bouquets.
For the garden, try ‘Black Widow' if you dare.
I believe these are Dahlias. Beautiful photograph.
Not sure what these flowers are called. the texture and colours are awesome, and with the light shining through them, it looks pretty cool from underneath.