This gorgeous dinner-plate size dahlia was photographed at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. As you approach the parking area, keep your eyes peeled for some truly amazing twig sculptures.
There are also wonderful kinetic sculptures throughout the various gardens.
I'm definitely going to try to add some of these spectacular dahlias to my garden next year.
This obliging poser reminded me of Jiminy Cricket.
Whatever you do, be sure to visit this magical place when in the Boothbay area. It's a gem!