dahlias: Facebook Group: National Capital Dahlia Society - 04/22/18 12:54 PM
Facebook Group: National Capital Dahlia Society
 
If you have dahlias in your home garden or simply enjoy dahlias, you may wish to join the National Capital Dahlia Society Facebook group that has about 278 members. You will find some of my dahlia photographs in this group. 
Facebook groups are free. You can join and participate in existing groups or create and manage your own groups that reflect your personal or professional interests. 
 
Dahlia, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens,
Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 3065
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: Dahlias, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens - 11/04/17 08:59 AM
Dahlias, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens
 
I took this photograph at the National Capital Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland. If you enjoy my photographs, please follow me on Facebook. 
 
Dahlias, National Capital Dahlia Society Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland USA IMG 2938
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: Facebook Group: American Dahlia Society - 09/19/16 04:04 AM
Facebook Group: American Dahlia Society
 
I post photographs in a number of Facebook groups. If you are interested in dahlias, you may wish to join the Facebook group American Dahlia Society which has over 1,100 members. Click on the link to visit and join this group.
Facebook groups are free. You can join existing groups or create and manage your own groups. For example, you could have Facebook groups for your community or for any of your personal or professional interests. Groups are great for building networks for common interests.
Real estate agents may wish to establish Facebook groups for their farm areas or … (11 comments)

dahlias: Displaying Dahlias - 09/16/16 07:35 AM
Displaying Dahlias
 
When we display flowers in our homes, most of use use vases of different sizes. Consider this idea from the Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens where many dahlias were displayed in bowls of water. You probably have all kinds of suitable bowls in your cabinets.
When you visit the Metro Area of Washington, DC, you may wish to include Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland on your list of places to see.
 
Dahlia, Brookside Gardens,Dahlia Show IMG_7362
Dahlia, Brookside Gardens,Dahlia Show IMG_7360 
Photographs by Roy Kelley using a Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: Dahlia Show, Brookside Gardens - 09/16/16 07:19 AM
Dahlia Show, Brookside Gardens
 
Dolores and I always enjoy visiting Brookside Gardens, located in the Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The location in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC attracts visitors from around the world.  You do not need to be able to speak the language to enjoy beautiful gardens and flowers.
We have attended several of the Dahlia Shows at Brookside Gardens and it is always interesting to see the great variety of available dahlias. Dahlias grow very well in our area and are good additions for gardens in Kentlands, our home neighborhood within the City of Gaithersburg. We have dahlias … (18 comments)

dahlias: Dahlias are still blooming in our Kentlands home garden - 10/20/14 01:27 AM
Dahlias are still blooming in our Kentlands home garden
 
I just got home from an afternoon photowalk through Kentlands, our home community in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Most of the flowers have seen the end of the growing season but the dahlias in our home garden are still blooming. We have not yet had a killing frost in the area. 
This dahlia is one of my favorites. To get the background, I simply used a sheet of colored paper. All you need for a flower photography studio is some sheets of paper and a wire frame on which to hang them. 
 
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dahlias: Thank you for the birthday greetings! - 08/20/14 11:22 AM
Thank you for the birthday greetings!
 
Thank you very much for the birthday greetings. Yes, my birthday is August 21st. It is very nice to hear from so many people. I have received good wishes for several days. Your kind words are very much appreciated.
Dahlias are among my favorite flowers to photograph. This photograph shows single plant in our planter. Interesting, we purchased these dahlias, in four different colors at Costco.
 

Dahlias, Kentlands, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 8660
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: First Dahlia of the Season - 07/04/14 05:44 AM
First Dahlia of the Season
 
Dahlias are among my favorite flowers to photograph. We usually see Dahilas blooming in our area from July until October. This was the first Dahlia to bloom in our home garden this season. Hopefully, you will see more Dahlia photographs in my blogs later in the summer.
Enjoy the Independence Day celebrations and have a wonderful weekend. Be sure to have your camera in hand to capture the special moments. You may discover a blooming Dahlia when you are out and about. 
 

Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: Best Bett Dahlias for your home garden - 05/13/14 12:30 AM
Best Bett Dahlias for your home garden
 
Dahlias tend to grow very well in Montgomery County, Maryland.  You have to be careful with your plant selection because many dahlias grow tall and need to be staked. One of my favorites that does not need to be staked is the Best Bett dahlia that is also known as Mystic Sprit or Mystic Series.
The blooms are in the pastel color of peach or apricot and the leaves of the bushy plant provide a lovely background for the flowers. These plants grow from 26” to 31” tall and 20” to 26” wide. … (15 comments)

dahlias: Just two months ago! - 12/30/13 08:28 AM
Just two months ago!
 
Just two months ago, dahlias were in full bloom in Kentlands. One of the benefits of regular photowalks in the neighborhood is that we can recall those images long after they are gone.
We have chilly weather in Maryland and it is pleasant to thinks about beautiful flowers. I hope you don’t mind slipping back to the last season for a moment of reflection.
 

Dahlias, Kentlands IMG_0180

Dahlia, Kentlands IMG_0452

Dahlia, Kentlands IMG_0609
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs
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dahlias: Thinking about dahlias in Kentlands - 11/18/13 09:42 AM
Thinking about dahlias in Kentlands
 
We are thinking about upgrading our home security system and met with a security consultant today but it is now Monday night in Kentlands so I will save that topic for another blog. The cold weather ended our growing season last week which means that there will be no more beautiful dahlias in our home garden this season.
I would rather think about dahlias than security systems. And, I bet you might prefer a pretty flower rather than another real estate blog. This bloom was one of the last for the season. You can see … (11 comments)

dahlias: End of the season Dahlia for you - 11/16/13 11:05 AM
End of the season Dahlia for you
 
The dahlias in our Kentlands home garden were frozen this week and that ended the season. I cut down the dahlia plants to be recycled.  Fortunately, I took plenty of photographs and will be able to share some of them with you during the colder months ahead.
The dahlia in this photograph was one of the last of the season in our home garden. Enjoy the weekend and have an outstanding new week during this season of Thanksgiving.  Enjoy the colors of the season.
Life is better when there are flowers to photograph.
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dahlias: Flowers have their own language - 11/05/13 09:48 AM
Flowers have their own language
 
Clarksville real estate professional Debbie Reynolds posted a blog about the meaning of Facebook “Likes” and “Comments”. Debbie happens to be one of my favorite bloggers. Most of the time, Likes are about the same as a nod of the head in acknowledgement.
I receive hundreds of Likes on my photographs on Facebook and have a world-wide following. Many of the Likes are from other countries and are made by people that do not speak English. Yes, flowers have their own language and are loved by all, regardless of the language they speak or … (20 comments)

dahlias: Book Recommendation: The Moonpool by P.T. Deutermann - 10/22/13 11:46 PM
Book Recommendation:  The Moonpool  by P.T. Deutermann
 
Those that follow my blogs know that I enjoy reading novels. When I discover an author that I really enjoy, I will sometimes try to read many or all of the books written by that writer. I just finished reading The Moonpool  (2008), a novel by P.T. Deutermann and recommend that you add his books to your reading list.
This is one of Deutermann’s Cam Richter books. Cam Richter is a private investigator that becomes involved with deadly radiation problems at a nuclear power facility in North Carolina. The setting is Wilmington and Southport.
P.T. … (2 comments)

dahlias: The first dahlia of the season in our Kentlands home garden - 06/07/13 02:48 AM
The first dahlia of the season in our Kentlands home garden
 
We purchased a number of dahlia bulbs when we attended the Philadelphia Flower Show.  The squirrels were after the bulbs as soon as we have them planted.  However, many of the plants survived the squirrels and are rapidly growing.
The first dahlia is now blooming and that almost makes it official that summer is near. This is the photograph. This dahlia has not yet fully bloomed but is located at the front entrance of our home as the first bloom to be seen by visitors.
If you have … (14 comments)

dahlias: Flowers for You - Maryland Dahlias - 03/12/13 08:32 PM
Flowers for You - Maryland Dahlias
 
If you follow my blogs, you know that Dolores and I like to photograph flowers.  Dahlias are among our favorites because they are seen in many sizes and colors and have the benefit of blooming for a long time in our garden.
Maryland is a great location for growing dahlias.  Some of the very best of the regional dahlias are to be seen at the Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens, located in the Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Enjoy the photographs and let us know if you have a favorite.  All of … (36 comments)

dahlias: Dahlia Show, Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland - 02/03/13 09:12 PM
Dahlia Show, Brookside Gardens
 
Dolores and I always enjoy visiting Brookside Gardens, located in the Wheaton Regional Park in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The location in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC attracts visitors from around the world.  You do not need to be able to speak the language to enjoy beautiful gardens and flowers.
Brookside Gardens hosts several flower shows each year and all of them are well done.  The photographs in this blog were taken at the Dahlia Show, one of our favorites.
Do you have a favorite?

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens,Dahlia Show IMG_7352
 

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dahlias: Dahlias: Autumn Flowers in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD - 11/13/12 05:10 AM
Dahlias:  Autumn Flowers in Kentlands, Gaithersburg, MD

Maryland is know for its greenery.  Trees, plants and flowers love the climate in the region.  During autumn, the leaves are colorful and many of the flowers are still blooming. 
Dahlias are among the favorite flowers for summer and autumn blooms in Gaithersburg.  They are readily available in many colors.  It does not take an expert gardener to purchase dahlias at a Lowe's store or a local nursery and plant them in a home garden.  Dahlias work well in planters.
The dahlias in these photographs were blooming in our home garden.  Enjoy the colors of … (14 comments)

dahlias: Dahlias at Brookside Gardens: Colors of Autumn in Maryland - 10/22/12 04:56 AM
Dahlias at Brookside Gardens:  Colors of Autumn in Maryland 
 
Brookside Gardens, in the Wheaton Regional Park, is one of the very favorite places to spend a few hours when you are in Montgomery County, Maryland. The gardens are beautiful enough to attract visitors from around the world and the special exhibits are outstanding.
One of our favorite annual exhibits is the Dahlia Show that takes place each year.  We are always amazed by the beautiful dahlias that compete for the top awards.  These photographs are from the recent show.
Enjoy the colors of autumn with your camera in hand.

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dahlias: Dahlias in Maryland: The colors of autumn at Brookside Gardens - 10/20/12 09:07 PM
Dahlias in Maryland:  The colors of autumn at Brookside Gardens
 
Dahlia growers in Maryland are very happy with the beautiful flowers that they were able to exhibit at the recent Dahlia Show at Brookside Gardens in Montgomery County, Maryland.  We still have blooming dahlias in our Kentlands home garden in Gaithersburg but they can not compare with the dahlias on exhibit at the show.
Brookside Gardens is one of our favorite places to visit for flower photography and walks through the beautiful gardens.  


Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Dahlia Show IMG_7150
 

Dahlia, Brookside Gardens, Dahlia Show IMG_7151
 

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