The days are getting shorter, the dahlia garden is getting more colourful!
Between the goose meadows and the old cherry tree, around 80 varieties of dahlias, our flowering wonders, are smiling at you at Michaelshof. Not only we, but also the many bees, bumblebees and insects love the unfilled dahlia flowers, where they find nectar and pollen. Flower after flower they form, sprouting in abundance in all imaginable colours and shapes. Yes, the abundance. A breath of paradise. The splendour of colour, a reminder of the wealth hidden in the human soul. The chaotic growth in the green herb: flowing-juicy, pure life – and yet shaped in enchanting ways.
The Aztecs saw the dahlia as a symbol of the sun and called it the “water bulb flower”. Today it is the national flower of Mexico. Thank you, dear Alexander von Humboldt, that 200 years ago, while exploring the volcanic crater of Jorullo (Mexico), you also took some dahlia seeds!
Dahlias make an autumn walk a colourful experience – come by and dive in!