Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Dahlia - Finally!

I was thrilled to see this beautiful dahlia, 'Jammin' Jelly' blooming in a perennial bed in the backyard in SJC. I have been trying for a couple years to get some dahlias established. The first year I forgot to order them. The second year I ordered them but they never got planted before they rotted. This year I ordered them, they came and I got them in the ground immediately. I have been watching the sparse growth on the ones I have seen come up and have wondered if I was going to get any blooms, when - viola!
I do love things that you stick in the ground, cover with dirt and then forget about only to be surprised by their appearance months later. And this was no disappointment!

4 comments:

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

I've the same trouble with daylilies. Forgot to order them, found some sale, and forgot to plant them. I understand your joy of actually getting your dahlias established. But really, are we that far into summer...dahlia season? Where did the time go?!

Kimberly said...

Oh Dahlia joy!!! Good for you!!

threedogsinagarden said...

Dahlia's are one of my favorites. They are not hardy here and I always forget to lift them in the fall. For this year, I have to get my dahlias at the local flower market.

Msrobin said...

I'm growing my first dahlia this year too, and it just started blooming. What a thrill!