Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Last year, Mom gave me 12 dahlia tubers for the yard. We weren't really sure if they would take, or how big they would get. Turns out, they got about 7 ft tall and bloomed like crazy! But with the weight of all the large blooms, the stems started breaking at the base, and I lost a great deal of the buds.
So this year I researched how to "pinch off" the new growth so that the plants will grow out and not just up. Unfortunately, that meant that they didn't bloom until October (I started seeing flowers in early September last year). Better late than never, I suppose!
These pink ones inspired a new header graphic for the Fall. Plus, I figured it was time for a change, dontcha think? Perhaps I could change them out seasonly...