How to Care For Dahlias

Welcome back to part 2 of my dahlia tutorial! For part 1 go here: How To Plant Dahlias Probably about now (July), you’re looking at a whole lot of green in your dahlia bed. Maybe a few blooms but basically you’re on pins and needles waiting for the flower explosion…

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The Northwest Flower and Garden Show 2017

As I try to tolerate the dreariness that is Washington in February, I find hope when I walk outside and see my tulips peeking out and preparing for the sun…. And I find an oasis of joy attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show in Seattle. Every year my dear…

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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… September 2015

The time has come to gradually shut down the garden….. What a mess. Does this happen to you? September rolls around and you suddenly find yourself incredibly busy? You almost forget you have a mini ecosystem running rampant in your garden. Then you finally have a moment to salvage what you’ve…

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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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Small Town Girl’s Favorite Finds

Welcome back to another edition of Small Town Girl’s Favorite Finds. I hope your week is going well! Here’s a little blog love for some of my absolute favorite posts from last week. I hope you enjoy. Also check out Pinterest board for more fabulous finds! First up: Cheesy Bacon…

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Meanwhile, Back in the Garden…. June 2015

Things are finally taking off! It’s been a bumpy start to be sure. I just couldn’t find a minute to tend my garden if my life depended on it! Ugh I hate being so busy that my personal priorities have to be put aside. All for good reasons, but still.…

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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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Firsts….

  First Fuchsia First Dahlias First corn and soaker hose system!! First tomatoes Big tomatoes Little Tomatoes First Raspberries First Strawberries First Snap Peas First rescued buoy. We’ve decided to collect these and make them into a fence decoration. What are your firsts this summer??  

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