For my latest #AYearinFlowers post, I’m sharing a shot from our field where we have dahlias as far as the eye can see! Below, I’m holding an armload of ‘Cafe au Lait’ Dahlias. I’m so excited about this epic field and what the future holds.
The goal of the #AYearInFlowers project is to highlight and celebrate what’s blooming in gardens across the globe each week.
How to participate in #AYearInFlowers
Take a photo of flowers that currently are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week35flowers)
Here are a few submissions from this week:
Blooming in Detroit, Michigan:
Blooming in Zurich, Switzerland:
Blooming in Chicago, Illinois:
Blooming in Garland, Texas:
Blooming in Rock River, Wisconsin:
Blooming in Como, Italy:
Blooming in Sweden:
A note about week numbers: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. This is the 36th week of the year.
By using the #week36flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can sort photos by what’s in bloom this week all around the world. In addition, week numbers allow you to compare what’s blooming in your own garden from year to year.
Next week, I’ll be posting my week 37 flowers to social media and also here on the blog along with a selection of other participants’ photos. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week37flowers and #AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption. Be sure to also include your zone and where you’re located in the caption.
Thanks for playing along!