Monday, September 20, 2010

Dahlias in the Garden

It wasn't too difficult to fall in love with Dahlias. While not hardy to Minnesota, it is quite easy to plant them in the late Spring, enjoy them in the Fall, then dig them up after the first frost and store them away till the next growing season. Granted, you most likely will lose a few, but it is well worth it to save your favorites.

Dahlias don't like a lot of water or they will rot, so I have been watching all year to see out the dozen I planted have handled our extra wet summer. I have lost one for sure. The others are taking forever to bloom. The two pictured are the first to open, but most of them are still forming buds. This time last year, I had so many more growing out of control. Hopefully next year will be better!


Pretty Pink Cherub said...

Love your blog, I am a fellow Minnesotan!!! Last year was my first year of gardening and things went pretty good for being a novice. Now I am just wondering how my hard work will pay off come spring... yikes!!! Hope you will begin blogging again this spring, I will be folowing you through google reader and look forward to seeing how your garden grows!!

Many hugs, Tammy

Jennifer Kirby said...

Thanks Tammy,

Yep, I have been waiting for spring to come around...getting the flower bug, and my kids just told me they can't wait for my flowers to start blooming.