It was raining lightly most of Wednesday and I wasn’t really up to any long trips anyway, so I hung around the house most of the day. After noticing that our dahlia in the front bed was blooming, I decided it would be a good day to check out the Rose Garden/ Dahlia Garden.
There really weren’t many dahlias blooming yet, though this one
alone made the trip worthwhile for me as it’s a variety I’ve not seen before.
I was nearly as impressed by the huge Tiger Lilies just outside the Rose Garden Gate:
Of course, these are the same flowers I’ve featured for several years now, but seem just as magnificent every time I see them.
Even the borders were gorgeous today, with a huge variety of mixed flowers.
And, of course, the roses are still in full bloom.
If you’re luck enough to live in Tacoma and love flowers, it’s hard to imagine a better time to visit the garden. I actually think it might be easier to capture pictures of the brighter flowers on an overcast day, but I’ll let you judge that for yourself.