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A Sunflower Pageant – FineGardening


Right this moment, common GPOD contributor Cherry Ong from British Columbia, Canada, is sharing photographs from a visit she took lately.

Thought your readers would take pleasure in some photographs from my go to to the Chilliwack Sunflower Pageant. It’s fairly an incredible feeling to be surrounded by a whole lot and a whole lot of sunflowers (Helianthus annuus, annual), dahlias (Dahlia × variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as a young bulb), and gladiolas (Gladiolus hybrids, Zones 8–10 or as tender bulbs)—very similar to you’re being hugged by a great good friend!

For individuals who are curious concerning the types of sunflowers that they develop, these are a number of the labeled names discovered within the subject: Orange Hobbit, Little Becka, Sundance Child, Double Dandy, Autumn Magnificence, Lemon Queen, Lemon Eclair, Stella Gold, Orange Ruffles, Black Magnificence, Ruby Eclipse, Crimson Wave, Velvet Queen, Moonshadow, Jade, Salt N Roast, Sunrich Orange.

double-flowered sunflowersThis double-flowered sunflower has further layers of frilly petals.

multi-colored sunflowersThis bicolored sunflower seems to be prefer it could be the range ‘Ruby Eclipse’.

sunflower with narrow petalsThis sunflower has uncommon, slim petals; it seems to be like the range ‘Stella Gold’.

field full of sunflowersA large view of the sunflower fields reveals off all of the totally different sizes and colours of blooms.

big mass of sunflowersSimply wonderful—flowers so far as you may see!

sunflower with dark red petalsThere are unimaginable darkish blooms on this one, which is probably the range ‘Black Magnificence’. Further magnificence comes from the stems and leaf veins, which have a little bit of a darkish coloration as properly.

mix of different colored dahliasThere was additionally a sizeable dahlia border! The brochure says the pageant grows 60 types of dahlias. These are the varieties listed alongside the patch: Alfred Grill, Andrew Charles, Barabosa, Cafe au Lait, Ferncliff Inspiration, Glad Halloween, Jaxon, Karma Gold, Penhill Darkish Monarch, Purple Flame, Purple Taiheijo, Tricolor.

dark pink dahliasA glance down the lengthy plantings of dahlias.

light pink and yellow dahliaThis excellent dahlia bloom seems to be like the range ‘Alfred Grill’.


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