I’m not sure if it was the intense thunder storm or the persistent rain of yesterday that brought my dahlia plant down, but there it was, lying on the ground yesterday.
I was somewhat dismayed because I have enjoyed these flowers this summer. I have not had success in growing them in recent years, but this year the blooms have provided beauty in the garden and lovely bouquets that have graced my table for weeks.
On closer inspection, there were lots of flowers still intact, and the plant was still connected, even if badly bent and weighed by rain.
So I went on a salvage mission and picked as many as I could.