I cannot believe how amazing the Dahlia’s look in our garden here in Colorado. Stunning actually. If Ray takes notice you know they’re show stoppers!
I never planted Dahlia’s here in Colorado but I did back East because they were one of my father’s favorite flowers. I planted and dug up the tubers for the last five years. Along the way I divided them too. Lots of work and each year more of them. I started to dread the whole process, thirty-four survived storage this past winter!
This Spring I wrapped a few tubers up and brought them here to our garden. I almost didn’t put them in the ground, they sat around in a paper bag for a few weeks making me feel guilty. I finally put them in the ground before they dried up. Placing them here and there grudgingly without much thought and threw in a hand full of Yum Yum Mix. They must be sticking their tongues out at me now because they are gorgeous and bigger then I’ve ever seen them. And a few still haven’t unfurled yet, I wonder what colors they will be? I’ve lucked out so far with the variety since I had no idea what colors I grabbed. Wow! Can you tell I’m excited?!