Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Pick-your-own...

Earlier in the year, I read with envy, of trips to PYO fruit farms around Blogland. I don't know of any such farms near me and never made the intended trips further afield to plunder the fields of soft fruit for jam-making.









But, come August and September, I have the PYO of my dreams. My local nursery has a whole field of PYO dahlias. Every week I go, armed with a pair of flower scissors and fill my arms with a spectrum of floral gorgeousness.








And so these last few days, I have been able to sit at my table, books spread around me, laptop humming...like a good student-to-be, but have had the absolute pleasure of glancing up and getting an eyeful of these fabulous flowers.






Edited...sorted! But apologies to my commenteers...they went in the bin too, by mistake!

15 comments:

  1. Orange dahlias are amongst my favourite things - so cheerful and warming!

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  2. Such deliciously colored flowers--so brigth and cheerful! Nothing like PYO!! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  3. What beautiful colours. They are bound to cheer you up regardless of how grey it is outside.

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  4. How wonderful to have PYO Dahlias...Such a gorgeous flower, wish we had something like that nearby.
    Jane. x

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  5. I love dahlias--particularly the pompom ones. What a brilliant idea to have PYO dahlias. Must see if Garsons here does something similar. Have you started studying already? K x

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  6. I LOVE dahlias - next year I have big plans for a dahlia bed on the allotment (assuming the politics haven't finished me off by then).

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  7. Oh I adore dahlias, especially the pom pom versions. There's a garden up the road I just wish was pick your own, it's amazing. I'll definitely grow some of my own next year.
    Thanks for some stunning photographs.
    Stephx

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  8. Oh beautiful. The colors are so vivid.
    Thanks for sharing
    Vicki

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  9. OMG, where is this delicious field, I would drive 300 miles to see a whole field full of dahlias!! I adore them, and you have captured the colours in your photos beautifully
    xxxxxxx

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  10. Hi there, lovely photos,the last photo with dahlia in vase I like the best. Its the vase, they go well together.
    Julie.C

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  11. Such beautiful flowers - always a treat at the end of the summer.

    Good luck for the studies - we're all with you! x

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  12. Gorgeous. I wasn't really a fan of dahlias but have been well and truly converted.

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  13. Cool! I've never heard of pick your own flowers before. But I was just looking at pick your own apple orchards websites - it's getting to be that time. Beautiful pictures!

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  14. That sounds like so much fun - armfuls of bright flowers!

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  15. they're gorgeous, the colours are fantastic - sadly the slugs ate all mine before they had a chance to flower..

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