I do love dahlias, though for many years, I love all the dahlia-liked patterns without knowing what their names are.
I suppose in my mind, in a not very conscious way, I always want to plant two kinds of flowers in my garden, one would be Hydrangea, and another, of course dahlia. They would both make great cutting flowers, to me, which would be the most important or only benefit from having a garden .
So here is a real dahlia cutting flower, from the Macedonia Temple the next door to my office. One of my colleagues, Susan, who strongly recommended me and Kath to go in and have a look after she accidentally paid a visit after her lunch walk. Apparently she passed by and saw the door open and she went in and got all impressed by the massive wood carving on the whole wall.
So Kath and I went. It is a not a very big place but very finely made. There were ladies decorating some sort of grave thing with the flowers from their own gardens for their Easter ceremony that is going to be held on Sunday morning. I couldn’t resist the lovely smell of the beautiful flowers and asked her to give me one. She gave us two, one for each.
Yesterday, after multiple times of “buying and trying and returning” several sets of lamp shades from Target (that’s why I love target) in the last 2-3 weeks, we finally agreed on this one. They are plain white fabric on outside shade and dahlia patterns on inside fabric), which means that you can only see the dahlia patterns when they are lit up. It is very pretty and effective. I really love the look, and I know it is probably to do with dahlias:-)