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 used them as my shopping list. We did a sneak preview yesterday when she and I made star shaped ornaments for each member of her family.
That Mike guy isn’t so easy. We’ve been around a while, married a while, and the good news is, we are past the stage of needing or wanting a lot. If you too have a gardener to shop for, and have noticed that Christmas is coming soon, here is an option for you – order dahlia tubers. They won’t ship now anyway, so it won’t look like you waited till the last minute. I’ll even give you a few suggestions of Mike’s favorites. After all, a recommendation from the President of Central States Dahlia Society will make it look like you really did your homework.
Mike’s first suggestion is always Kelvin Floodlight. Kelvin is a great performer, with dinner plate size blooms.
Consider printing the pictures and taping them to a piece of ½” rebar that is 5’ long. These are big flowers – they need a serious stake anyway, and the visual effect of the wrapped stakes will keep people guessing. The rebar you are seeing in the Woodland’s Wildthing picture below came from a big box home improvement store. Mike went the extra mile and painted it green. You could even do that. Let’s consider Woodland’s Wildthing to be a suggestion from me – Christmas Carol.
My other suggestion … Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas!