Home as a Hobby ~ Dinnerplate Dahlia

Yellow Dahlia from my Garden, May- 2014
Dinnerplate Sized Dahlia ~ Dining Table Decoration

I remember the dahlias in India from my childhood days and their fantastic bloom power. So, here in my Houston home, I make sure I have at least two or three variety dahlia by summer season. I plant the dahlia tubers in Febraury and by May the buds begin to bloom. The variety photographed above is called dinnerplate dahlia. A single flower is almost 10-inches across, that bold, hence the name. In addition to yellow, I have one more dahlia in classy coral red color. They sure make my summer garden vibrant.

If you are new to dahlias, consider giving them a chance. They need basic attention. Like annuals, they bloom almost continually, at least until August in Houston weather. And like perennials, you can keep them alive to grow or replant for the next season. Plus, there are so many colors to choose from.



  • By Liz, June 2, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    Hi Indira, Nice to see you posting again after nearly an year. You garden and flowers are beautiful.

  • By Kay, June 3, 2014 @ 9:20 pm

    Hi Indira, so glad to see your garden blooms… I often think of you fondly.. Hope all is well and you and vijay are doing great.

  • By Narayan, June 17, 2014 @ 8:28 am

    Hi Indira,

    It is nice to have you back onto the blogosphere after some break. And your pictures of flowers are really very professional.

    When will you blog on food again? Looking forward to those as well.



  • By Padhma, June 21, 2014 @ 3:51 pm

    Lovely. I recently bought sunflowers. Dahlias would be my next!

  • By Madhu, June 27, 2014 @ 12:39 am

    Hi Indira,

    So nice to see you back again. Missed your writing a lot. Looking forward to see many more posts in the future!

  • By Lakshmi, June 29, 2014 @ 10:28 pm

    Indira Garu,

    SO good to see your posts. Beautiful garden. Hope to see more posts on food.

    Mahanandi Food Blog Fan 🙂


  • By kumudha, June 30, 2014 @ 9:14 pm


    Your blog is amazing! I often visit Mahanandi food blog, and so many of my friends visit your blog regularly…

    Blog : global vegan fare

  • By అరవింద, July 13, 2014 @ 7:14 am

    డాలియా ని తెలుగు లో ఏమి అంటారు?

  • By Srivalli, August 22, 2014 @ 6:05 am

    It’s good to see your post after such a long time..hope all is well your end..lovely flowers and do share your garden pictures..must be amazing..:)

  • By Indira, August 25, 2014 @ 7:32 pm

    Thanks all for your lovely comments.

    Kay: Hearty congratulations on the new baby. Meaning to reply to your email, will do one of these days:). So happy for you and you take care, mama.

    Narayan: Thanks. Not so much into food blogging these days. Will certainly share when mood strikes.

    Aravinda: Teliyadandi Telugu peru for dahlia flower.

  • By shammi, August 30, 2014 @ 4:05 pm

    I have these giant dahlias too! They’re bigger than my head! 🙂

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