Archive for October, 2013


October 14, 2013

IMG_1642May I proudly introduce my first dahlia of my very own (all the other dahlias I’ve ever grown have been for people paying me to do so on their property.) These are from tubers I rescued from a compost pile at a clients house two years ago. I planted them last year, lost the buds to frost around this time, and dug them up again. I dried them out a bit and put them in a paper bag with some moss for about 6 months. I wasn’t expecting them to do anything at all.

But ah! What a beautiful flower, and lots more buds coming on too. If the weather stays as it has I’ll have more blooms in no time.

As with everything this year, I planted these very late – if it wasn’t for the frost holding off so long they’d be toast by now. (Like what happened last year.)

Looks like this October, I got lucky. What a delight!


Bouquet for Dad

October 1, 2013


Zinnias started from seed, self sown blue borage, coleus and salvia bought as babies and planted early summer.