The annual end of summer dahlia spectacle is in bloom at the Roosevelt Campobello International Park at the Roosevelt "cottage" grounds. Every August I impatiently await this spectacle. I don't grow them myself as they take a lot of care: staking, removing the bulb from the ground in winter, protecting from slugs and earwigs, etc, etc. If you don't believe me, read all the instructions on this site for the care of dahlias: http://www.dahliabarn.com/dahlia-care.phtml. Luckily there is a platoon of gardeners to deal with the dahlias in the RCIP.
Next week I promise there will be spiderwebs and hopefully a book announcement.