Sunday, October 5, 2014

Grampa's favourite fall flowers

                                                                                                                                                             Photos by Barry Wallace
My maternal grandfather had three favourite flowers in the late summer and fall: Dahlias, Chrysanthemums and Gladiolas.   As I recall my grandmother got his help in the spring planting the vegetable garden on the farm and he helped harvest veggies later in the summer, but otherwise his spare-time was devoted to his favourite flowers.   Unlike our garden's Dahlias above, which are 6" across, Grampa wasn't happy unless his were 12" wide or more!   And his mums were giant compound monsters, quite unlike our modest, daisy-like mums pictured below.   As for Gladiolas, I haven't planted them for probably 30 years.   Hmmm...maybe next year. 

Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

1 comment:

  1. Dahlia's and Chrysanthemums are beautiful to have this time of year
    the colours are bright and cheerful for me along with the fact my
    Grandmother taught me how to spell Crysanthemum which always
    reminds of her. Lovely Autumn flowers lovely photos