How to Plant Dahlias

This tutorial is written specifically for zones 7-9. If you live on the western side of Washington, Oregon, California or in the Southern States, these tips should work great for you! What are dahlias? Dahlias are a bushy plant native to the mountainous areas of Mexico. They are a summer…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden… July 2016

I can’t believe July is already coming to a close! This summer has flown by! Naturally, I shunned all indoor house projects to focus entirely on getting my garden in tip top shape. Considering I planted very late due to moving in to a new house, I’d say everything is…

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Meanwhile, Back at the Garden. August 2015

“So how’s your garden going, Malia?” “Terrible! Just Terrible!!” I know right? Woe, is me. Nothing is growing in my garden…. ok that’s obviously not true. Nothing is growing according to plan….. hmmmmm also not true. Nothing is growing according to expectation. A ha! That’s the one! Man it’s been…

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden… July 2015

Garden Update: July 2015. Small Town Girl Blog.

It has been a strange summer in Washington…. very strange. When you think of Washington state (particularly Western Washington) , what is the first thing that comes to mind? Apples? Mountains? Probably most of you thought rain right? We’ve had one decent rain in over a month, that’s it. It’s…

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Putting your Dahlias to Sleep

This year was a building year for my dahlias. Remember,  I bought a bunch of special breeds from  a local dahlia breeder and they came in the form of one tuber? Yeah, well for some plants, that was a starting point that needed a season to build upon. I only…

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