Perspective & Phlowers – Colors

“The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst.” Revelation 21:18-20

I love to imagine the colors and beauty of heaven. I am so often reminded of what will come when I wander around my garden admiring the flowers of God’s creation. I get excited watching a flower bud form and then bloom. God has filled the earth with such wondrous colors and sights, oh my, what will heaven be like?

Yesterday, unsure of the direction we were driving, we accidentally found a new garden center. (Sometimes the best moments/places/friendships in life appear when we think we are lost.) I am always on the lookout for a type of small dahlia called harlequins. These dahlias come in an array of bright colors. The feature that really gets me excited about this type of dahlia is the collar of ruffles around the center. I can’t wait to grow and press these beauties this year. The Harlequin Dahlias are my Flower of the Day.

I came upon a great article with growing tips for dahlias while researching this post. If you grow dahlias you might enjoy reading Longfield Gardens: 8 Tips for Growing Better Dahlias.

8 thoughts on “Perspective & Phlowers – Colors

    1. Timelesslady

      I love bright colors. The brighter the better I explained to my husband when I pulled out rainbow umbrella from the closet to take to church today.

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  1. Beautiful Dahlias! 🙂

    My lilac coloured dahlia trees should be in bloom now, but with hardly any rain in the previous 6 months they are about a month behind schedule and looking a little small this year. 😦

    Thanks for the tips.

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    1. Timelesslady

      They sound lovely. I didn’t know they grew into trees. The taller varieties I planted in my garden might reach four feet if I am diligent in watering and fertilizing. The dahlias I featured in this post are the smaller variety. Thanks for stopping by today.

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  2. I love flowers too. I can just imagine the beauty of heaven when I see the pictures of the beautiful flowers and trees and the blue waters around us. Harlequin dahlias are beautiful and as you mentioned, sometimes, the unknown roads or the roads less travelled, lead us to the best life situations.
    I am not sure what colours the deserts are good for though and I pity myself for not having more greenery to look at. But I guess if I look hard enough, the browns and ashes and the greys also will radiate their own beauty.

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    1. Timelesslady

      Susie, I have never seen a desert. I have seen photographs of the plants/cactus in our country that grow for centuries and live on even though the conditions are hard. I enjoy the muted colors of desert art and photos. I’ve always admired Georgia O’Keefe’s flowers, but her desert paintings have a mystery and soothing color that would also be a pleasure to see. One day, maybe I will see a beautiful desert. I agree…the browns and the ashes and greys would radiate beauty too. Thanks for your beautiful comment. Kathy

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