I like dahlias very much but I am not so good at growing them. We do have a few this summer, though, thanks to BBBH. The photography may leave something to be desired, but the flowers are perfect!
I really hate to include this last picture, because it certainly impugns my gardening abilities. But if one doesn't get the right chemicals in the right places at the right times, this may well be the result. [Screams of outrage from the "organic community."]