Shorter days cheered on by dahlias

In July I turned my attention to my own garden and set out to trial some new Dahlia tubers that I'd purchased back in the spring. It was late in the season for planting but I've been rewarded with this jewel. Every year I trial new plants and this one's a keeper. 'Totally Tangerine' Dahlia is a short but dapper one that pairs especially well with the dark foliage of Penstemon digitalis and airy Calamintha nepeta. Dahlias need to be dug up and stored indoors for the winter. I never mind the extra work though because they continue to cheer on every once of sun before the frosts definitely mark the change of seasons.