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Next Meeting for 2014: April 12 at Bullington Gardens, Hendersonville, See EVENTS page.
Photo (c) 2014
by Brian & Linda K., & 
Carolinas Dahlia Society
APPLE-GREEN west and an orange bar,
And the crystal eye of a lone, one star. . .
And, "Child, take the shears and cut what you will,
Frost to-night—so clear and dead-still."

Then I sally forth, half sad, half proud,
And I come to the velvet, imperial crowd,
The wine-red, the gold, the crimson, the pied, — 
The dahlias that reign by the garden-side.

The dahlias I might not touch till to-night!
A gleam of shears in the fading light,
And I gathered them all, — the splendid throng,
And in one great sheaf I bore them along.


In my garden of Life with its all-late flowers
I heed a Voice in the shrinking hours:
"Frost to-night—so clear and dead-still". . .
Half sad, half proud, my arms I fill.

FROST TO-NIGHT        A Poem by:  Edith M. Thomas 1854–1925
NOTE: On the morning following a heavy frost, these blooms will be brown, dead, heavy, drooping mop heads.

So, if you have a Dahlia Patch and a forecast of a "killing" frost - take your shears and cut every bloom.