And on that farm grows the most beautiful range of dahlias. Year before last I spent a few hours there with friends and it felt as if we dropped into a color and texture filled heaven. I had no idea there were so many dahlia varieties. My favorites were of a more simple form than those above, one row of flattened or spiky petals around. Fortunately my camera liked them all, so many kinds were captured. I'm hoping to get back to the farm, when summer begins it's turn toward fall and the dahlias are showing off once more. Until then, here is the link that will take you to the array of offerings available at Connell's Dahlias in Tacoma. Have a wonderful Saturday!