Maryland Blogger: Kentlands Photowalk: Dahlia IMG 4323

Kentlands Photowalk: Dahlia IMG 4323

Kentlands Photowalk: Dahlia IMG 4323


This dahlia was photographed in the planter in front of our home in the Kentlands community in Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878. Dahlias are easy to grow in our area and we enjoy blooms until the first frost. If you want the best blooms at the lowest cost, plant the tubers rather than purchasing the plants.


Subhash Sharma This lovely Dahlia is a spicy flower and its significance ranges from a sign of warning, to change, to travel, to even a portent of betrayal. The varied symbolic meanings of the dahlia makes this flower a wild card. Give to that unique, eclectic person whom you wish to compliment his/her wild side. Combine them with slender flowers like irises or tulips for a striking visual display as well as a combined symbolic message that says "temper your adventures with a kind heart." The dahlia (genus Dahlia) is the national flower of Mexico known for its continuous, colourful flowers that bloom throughout the growing season. The dahlia comes in variety of colours, shapes and sizes, making it a favourite flower among landscapers and florists alike. The beauty of the dahlia flower inspired great symbolic meaning during the Victorian era and continues to be used today to express personal sentiments.

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend. He is from India and lives in Ireland and frequently comments on my photographs.


Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Dahlia, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4323
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/200 sec., ISO-80, 30 mm, No Flash
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates


Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 17 commentsRoy Kelley • August 15 2015 09:10AM


Good Morning Roy. Very interesting information about Dahlia. I wish someone will give me this flower or I buy it myself as it triggered my interest.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. Thank you for sharing the photo and the information.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Good morning Roy. We have a large Dahlia plant, which we have had for years and each years has the most beautiful white flowers.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Thanks Roy.  This is a gorgeous Dahlia and a wonderful photo.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Thank you very much for your comments. Have an outstanding weekend.

We have a beautiful day in Maryland and life is good!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Roy, you must have the prettiest flowers around your home!   Love your photo walks! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

What a great looking flower, so full of life and color, thanks for sharing this with us my friend!!!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 3 years ago

Love the flower and the colors too! It must bring you and Dolores so much joy!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 3 years ago

Thanks, again, for your comments. Enjoy the weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago


That dahlia is gorgeous, I lvoe the color combination.  Wishing you and Dolores a great weekend.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

One of the benefits of having a Friday birthday is that you can celebrate all weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

A beautiful Dahlia Roy, thanks for sharing.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

I really used to love growing dahlias but alas, they won't grow in the Florida heat.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks so much for stopping by.

The  big news in our area is that a new Panda cub was born today at the National Zoo.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Mother Panda at the National Zoo.

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Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

I am glad that your enjoy my photographs. Thanks so much for your comments.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. We had a beautiful weekend and the nice weather continues today in Maryland. Have a most productive week!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 3 years ago