|This picture of a bug-free white dahlia was taken at Janesville's Rotary Botanical Garden.|
The pale ones, like the white one pictured above, seem to be earwig magnets even when I could grow them when I lived in Elgin, IL. One year I had a massive bouquet, picked on December 1, as the first hard frost was to happen that night; sensational when you can make it happen.
I've been thinking about starting the tiny, ambitious red ones of the Figaro strain next season and treat them like annuals. This year I'll have to make do with vicarious pleasures.