Still hanging onto Summer at Volunteer Park’s Dahlia Garden

Late last week, I realized that although we enjoyed the dahlias around the neighborhood and at the farmer’s markets, we never got the chance to pop over to the beautiful little garden at Capitol Hill’s Volunteer Park.  I discovered the dahlia garden late last summer, and with it now being almost mid-October, I thought for sure the blooms would be long gone.

No visit to Volunteer Park would ever be a wasted visit with one of best playgrounds in the city, towering trees, a conservancy, and water tower among so much more, so we made the trek up to find out for sure.  As you can probably guess, we lucked out.  Yes, many flowers were worse for wear due to some pretty serious rainfall that Seattle has experienced in the last couple of weeks, but there were just as many amazingly beautiful dahlias to view and admire.  And actually, the rain from earlier in the day added a lovely shine to flowers making the colors pop even more.

Seattle's Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden | WildTalesof.com

It turns out that the master garden’s of the Puget Sound Dahlia Association, the people behind the garden, don’t dig up the tubers until early November so as long as some of the blossoms hang on, we have a few more weeks to enjoy the colorful display!

Seattle's Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden | WildTalesof.com

My favorite variety this year.

Seattle's Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden | WildTalesof.com

Are you experiencing fall-like weather in your neck of the woods? How are you enjoying the outdoors?

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3 thoughts on “Still hanging onto Summer at Volunteer Park’s Dahlia Garden

    • Me too, Terumi! I know…I’m always slacking on the gardening front, forgetting to plant bulbs. Luckily so many neighbors have flowers for us to enjoy!

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