Sunday, July 11, 2010

A finish..and a start

Yippee, we did it! The dahlias are all planted as of tonight. All 199 are in the ground - finally. I started planting on June 26th, so it took 16 days from start to finish. Not too bad! I clearly remember when they were all in pots and the whole project was in front of me.

The good news is all of the plants survived our recent heatwave just fine and are really looking good. Now the garden task transitions from planting to maintenance. Besides basic watering, I already need to start tying up the taller ones and start pinching out growing tips to help control height. No rest for the weary! Pictured below, "Alden Snowlodge" a beautiful miniature sized white cactus. It's one of my favorites so I have 4 plants of it this year.

1 comment:

Beth said...