Friday, June 01, 2012
Dalina Grande Panay
Dahlia 'Dalina Grande Panay’
This was is one of the massive loads of annuals we bought yesterday. I spent all day going from one farm to next. Apparently I am not the only one with messed up timing this year as there was a good selection of flowers and a lot of customers. Getting what I needed was easy but there wasn’t enough room to carry everything in the truck so I will be going back to claim some more prizes today. Getting everything planted by the weekend is going to be tricky but possible.
Dalinas are nice to have in the garden. They don’t require staking and seem pretty free flowering. Of course they do not have the flower size that most of the regular Dahlias do but make up for it by producing a lot of flowers in a good range of colors. This one is going into the cutting garden along with some Zinnias, Cosmos and Annual Asters. Some of the perennial asters and mums from last year survived the winter so they are in the mix too.
“It is the month of June,
The month of leaves and roses,
When pleasant sights salute the eyes,
And pleasant scents the noses.”
Nathaniel Parker Willis