Friday, May 23, 2008
Martha persuaded me to try dahlias, and I loved the single dark red one I grew last year. I wintered it over in vermiculite in a plastic bag in the shed, and took it out just last week. It immediately began growing like mad, so, heartened by its vigor and beauty, I crept out to Roxbury Mills and bought six more. (Not in the budget, but I used cash which makes it all right.) Above is Arabian Night.
Good Earth is a pale pink cactus form.
This little pale yellow one is Canary Fubuki.
If all goes well, they should be full of blooms by mid-summer. I've planted them along the walkway where the tulips were. I hope they work there - they're amidst some hostas. We shall see.