Friday, July 01, 2011
Sights of Summer Dahlia
Dahlia 'Sights of Summer'
The Dahlias are coming on strong and this one has been a pleasant one to have. The colors are outstanding and the plant seems to be a good citizen. We purchased two of these for the containers as you enter the cutting garden. 'Sights of Summer' was picked for the pots since it only grows 24 inches tall although I think the rest of the Dahlias had some growth regulator sprayed on them because they are full of flowers and not getting very tall. That eliminates the need for staking, which is a good thing.
Last fall I had bought a bag of that new “guaranteed to grow” grass seed and had good results. Yesterday while in the compost area we moved a spare wheelbarrow that we keep back there and there was a perfect (although yellow) patch of grass that had sprouted under it. Truly grow anywhere.
To the Americans visiting this site Happy Foutrth of July and I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.