Believe it or not, spring is coming. And so are plant sales! Our dahlias are hardening off outside, with some 400 of them going to various sales. Another 100 will be planted in our garden.
You might ask why — why the obsession with dahlias? That question is easy to answer with . . . → Read More: Dahlia and Plant Sales
Here we go again. I’m recommending another blogger to you and it’s not even ‘Favorites on the Fifth’, my regular day for doing so. I must admit I haven’t followed Kiss My Aster‘s author Amanda Thomsen, but I am intrigued by anyone who can get a gardening book published in today’s heading-to-paperless society. Amanda will . . . → Read More: Meet The Author – Kiss My Aster
I’m thinking it is time to start my Christmas shopping. After all, today is December 20th. I did take care of the important people – the grandkids. They were easy. Allie is 3 and loves crafts, just like Grandma. So I went on Pinterest and searched for preschool crafts. I printed out some pictures and . . . → Read More: Last Minute Gift For The Gardener – Order Dahlia Tubers
A garden distinctly marks the passage of time. Kind of like life, with people growing and shining, and sadly over time, gone. We are experiencing this in both our garden walk and life walk in pronounced ways. Dahlias gone, mums shining, Linda failing, grandchildren shining.
In the category of ‘gone’, we have the dahlias. Mike’s . . . → Read More: Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day – For Everything There Is A Season
I’ve got two dahlia gardens for you to visit this September – and one is ours!
September 4th – Steve Meggos will have his garden open for your viewing pleasure.
September 25th – Mike and I would love to have you see our garden.
September is prime time for dahlias. They haven’t really liked . . . → Read More: Two Dahlia Gardens To Visit In September – One Is Ours!
It begins – We have two dahlias blooming. From now till frost, the show will just get better and better. Mike has about 100 plants, divided into two gardens. He has told the plants to focus on growing big and strong by disbudding them till recently. Now its time to start reaping the benefits. . . . → Read More: Our First Dahlia Blooms Of The Season!
I noticed that not every one of you showed up for Mike’s presentation last night, but I’m still going to share some dahlia growing secrets with you. Sure, you could have learned more if you were at the Lake Zurich Garden Club meeting, or at Mike’s presentation at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show, but . . . → Read More: 10 Tips For Planting Dahlias
Oh yes, we will have dahlias for sale. The big advantage to buying them at one of the sales is that you are getting a plant, not a tuber. This puts you way ahead of schedule compared to planting the tuber outside in mid-May.
It’s the same concept as annual flats – sure you can . . . → Read More: Dahlia Sales
Mike and I are both speaking at the Chicago Flower and Garden Show. I don’t know how exciting that is for you, but it is certainly exciting for us. The show is at Navy Pier, running from March 10th through 18th.
My dear hubby is vice president of the Central States Dahlia Society. He grows . . . → Read More: Chicago Flower & Garden Show – Mike and I Are Speaking!!
I hate to admit it, but next month at this time, my garden will be pretty much done for the year. So I’m not going to admit it. I’m going to be oblivious to reality and just enjoy that my garden still has beautiful flowers. Oh sure there are dahlias. With 100 plants that go . . . → Read More: The End Is Near On Garden Bloggers’ Bloom Day