this is where we all learned to love dahlias. our friend mimi, and her late husband, gary, started growing dahlias a few years ago. it was the first place i ever saw mass quantities of dahlias growing, and i've been in love ever since. her place is a wonderful country drive away and down a red dirt road. the house and outbuildings are from the 1850's, when it used to be a 1300 acre plantation.
october is prime dahlia time, with blue blue skies to enjoy it in.
photos and words by rebecca wood