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… 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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How Does My Garden Grow: Cucumber

Why I grow it: Cucumbers taste like summer! If you’re going to call yourself a vegetable gardener, you should grow cucumbers! They’re easy to grow and prolific in their fruiting! There’s nothing to it except the satisfaction of fresh crisp cucs! How to grow it: First, you have to decide…

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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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Ice in the Garden

I wandered out to my veggie garden plot today. I was astounded to find the entire plot crystalized!! I recall being 8ish out at recess and finding these ice formations in the dirt. I thought they were so bizarre and interesting. Unfortunately, all my friends just thought I was bizarre for…

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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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Meanwhile, back at the garden….

I don’t know how I found the gumption yesterday to do anything after the night before. Playing in the garden was a good call. I sweated out most of the boozy evening and worked up a hearty appetite. I think I can say that mostly everything is in the ground now.…

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Damn you Tom Petty! I really love most of your music, but that one is so poppy and always gets stuck in my head!! Drives me bananas!! Why do I bring this up? Dahlias, duh! Your inner monologue right now: Oh gawd here she goes again, talking about dahlias. Really?…

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