The first dahlia of the season has blossomed. Definitely worth the wait! With an unseasonably warm winter and unseasonably cool spring, the dahlias were confused and started to shoot up in mid-spring. For those of you that have followed my blog for some time, this is a late blooming for my dahlias as they face west. My crop is usually finished by the end of May and we are just getting started. They get the afternoon sun and start to bloom much earlier than my mother’s crop. My mother’s grouping isn’t far behind, but will last all summer long. With this dahlia registering at 10″ in diameter from petal tip to petal tip, this is the largest dahlia I have ever grown. Enjoy!