,Dazzled is the only word to describe the dahlias I saw at Locust Grove Garden, in Poughkeepsie. Locust Grove is the former estate of Samuel Morse the man who invented the telegraph. Besides tapping his fingers, he truly tapped on his shovel and created sumptuous gardens that live on, 144 years after he died, thanks to master gardeners. I love dahlias, but have never seen such huge and brilliantly colored dahlias before. They popped before the eyes like fireworks! There were people painting in the garden that day. Believe it or not none of them even dared to paint the dahlias! Instead they aimed at a small house behind the garden. Were they crazy!