Friday, June 6, 2014

Two Finds

My two finds...the "brushstroke" app on iPad, and a dwarf dahlia.
 
DAHLIA 'Starsister Red and White'
original photo edited in "Brushstroke"

(original)
 
I love Dahlias, but I don't have room for these large growing showy perennials in my garden. I found a great variety of dwarf Dahlias at the garden centre that can be planted in containers. In our climate, Dahlias have to be dug up and overwintered inside, but I can just bring the containers inside for the winter!
 
 
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39 comments:

ladyfi said...

Both shots are gorgeous!

Nancy J said...

Lovely photos, the "app" ,is it one you will use a lot"? Super dahlias, and great to have smaller plants. Cheers,Jean.

Carole M. said...

I quite love both of them!

Elephant's Child said...

Both are delightful.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Beautiful. I love buying them at the Farmer's Market later in the summer, we have a great vendor that sells only them.

Donna Hopkins said...

Beautiful view of the dahlias. Love your picture and the watercolor version, too! Thanks for the tip about the dwarf version and the idea to bring them inside for winter! Dahlia's photograph so well - I think it's their star like structure. Thanks for the inspiration!

Mersad said...

Really great effect. You almost had me fooled there for a moment :)

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Buttons said...

Oh what a great edit I love it, so pretty. I love the Dahlias should grow them for the wedding they are very pretty. Hug B

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the idea of planting dahlias in containers rather than digging them up.

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful dahlia! Great idea and a pretty plant for the container. Have a happy weekend!

Roan said...

Nice app! Both are beautiful. I didn't know they came in dwarf. Must check those out for next year.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi. Your original photo is very beautiful. The app. using photo is also beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

tiarastantrums said...

so pretty - I need to check out that app

TexWisGirl said...

both are beautiful! hope the dahlia does well for you!

Ella said...

Very beautiful flowers!Have a wonderful weekend!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a great find, Karen!! I wish I could find one of those!! So beautiful and I do love the colors!! Hope you have a great weekend!!

Felicia said...

LOVE both Karen.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Both photo and adaptation are stunning! I'd have fun with that app. :-)

Muffie said...

I love dahlias, too, and these are beautiful. What a great app -- it really looks like an oil painting!

RedPat said...

Cool app, Karen!

Bob Bushell said...

Love your painting, excellent.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh I love that app! It made your beautiful dahlia even more so. My mother-in-law planted dahlias all along her driveway back in the 70's and 80's. She had quite a garden and won an award one year. I remember her digging them up every fall into an old galvanized tub and lugging it into the house and down the basement stairs! She was one strong little lady. ;) I have planted the annual variety before. They are great bloomers!

Gail Dixon said...

I have these same dahlias and they are growing like crazy. Beautiful flowers and I love how that Brushstroke app transformed your photo.

Linda W. said...

Ooohhh....cool!

beep said...

they look lovely.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I like that!

Willow said...

They are quite beautiful.
Love your paint brush strokes,

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What fun -- pretty little dahlia in the original and a lovely treatment. I don't even know how to post pictures from my IPad. So much to learn.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Beautiful flower and what a neat app! You said ipad?

Sharon said...

The Brushstroke app is awesome! I'm going to check it out. Dahlias are such colorful, happy flowers. Thanks for sharing these!

Stephanie said...

This particular Dahlia is gorgeous! I like the new app for the iPad. I must look for it.

Viv@within the Frame said...

So pretty I love 'brushstroke'

Debbie said...

gorgeous karen!! i LOVE dahlias but ended ripping all mine out, they grew to tall and leggy, they required a bit of work and always seemed out of place!!

i will look for the short ones, the blooms are so pretty on dahlias!!

bettyl-NZ said...

I like that edit a lot!

Me said...

Love both of these. The brushstroke app is way cool!

Lisa Gordon said...

This turned out really beautiful, Karen!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What an excellent find! Brushstroke. I bought my SILs iPad. Must pursue this! Have you seen the cartoon app?

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful.... I like that app