Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sterling Silver Dahlia

My white dahlias were a bit of a disappointment this first year. The foliage was molted and sparse and the stems were weak. The flowers, however, were beautiful! All the energy must have gone into the blooms. I am worried that the Moonlight Garden doesn't get enough sun for some of these summer flowers to flourish. Even though I use lots of compost and mulch as a top dressing, I also know that I didn't spend enough time amending the soil out there and it is still pretty weak after years of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides used by the previous owners. I will give them a good dose of organic fertilizer and we'll wait and see what next year brings.

1 comment:

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Sheila, Your dahlia is beautiful. I don't grow them as our winters are too harsh. I should try overwintering the tubers indoors. I love moon gardens ... another item on my wish list. Pam x