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Updated: 10/22/14
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Photos (c) 2014
by Allen H. & 
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, Written by: Edith M. Thomas 1854–1925
Photo: Wanda's Garden, Highlands, NC (c) 2014, Wanda C. & Carolinas Dahlia Society.
NOTE: The Garden on the upper left is NOT a Carolinas Dahlia Society member (yet!). Wanda C. is a dedicated member of the Mountain Garden Club in Highlands, NC.  She's an exuberant Dahlia grower & works hard in the Dahlia tent at their 
annual plant sale. Held the last weekend of May each year at the baseball field, CDS has partnered with them for at least 4 years.

This year she sent a photo of what was supposedly Wanda's Capella, but it's not. It doesn't appear to be Wanda's Aurora either.  Whatever it is - she's growing it beautifully!

UPDATE! Wanda's blooms took several ribbons at the Highlands Historical Society's DAZZLING DAHLIAS show in September 2014.  This show is NOT an ADS sanctioned show but is a fundraiser for the Historical Society: Local residents showed off their garden blooms for the 4th year in a row.
Photos to right: 
"Wyn's Fiesta", born accidentally at a lecture on Growing Dahlias in Highlands.

One of the potroots was "topped" at a Highlands' presentation 5/16/14, stuck into a dry oasis wedge & left in the car.

UPDATE! Wyn's Fiesta (this little plant) bloomed and was entered in the Alabama Show on 10/3/2014.  We're waiting for the results!