Looks like a Zinnia to me.
If Wunx and I can ever get our butts in gear, we're planning to build a website for the Utah Dahlia Society. Wunx is a designer and a web programmer and all sorts of other geeky things!
So, I happily partnered with her on this project knowing full well that 99.5% of the hard work would rest smack dab upon her shoulders.
My job would be to come up with a snappy tag line and then take a long lunch. I don't know that it's all that challenging or professionally rewarding being the writer. But it's certainly efficient!
So, last night I thought I'd put forth 5 of the 10 minutes I intended to invest in the We.Be.Dahlias.com web site and that's when I began to see the error of my ways...
Did you know there are over 50,000* named varieties of Dahlias? Including 3 of them in this blog post who have yet to be identified?
Fun facts to know and tell!
Dahlias may look bold and beautiful but they're wimps in disguise.
- You have to dig them up in autumn or they'll freeze their little toes.
- They are highly susceptible to hungry buggers.
- They need a lot of water, fertilizer and TLC.
- Last but definitely not least - they don't grow well in my clay soil. The whole reason I volunteered for this gig was because I thought they'd give me a few bulbs!
Can you tell which of these flowers isn't a Dahlia?
* The 50,000 varieties of Dahlias could be 20,000 varieties, depending upon which website you visit. Fingers crossed it's the latter...