Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Dahlias

I usually bring armloads of flowers inside the house each summer but have been hesitant to this year because the little man gets into everything he can reach.  Today I decided to throw caution to the wind and brought in a big bunch of dahlias.  They are the workhorses of the flowerbeds - sturdy, dependable and productive year after year.  After a frost I just dig the tubers up, pack them in sawdust and store them in the basement until spring.




3 comments:

  1. I've never grown any but yours look lovely. The tubers are edible by the way, they were originally brought over as a food source at the same time as the potato but the potato won the battle!

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  2. I've added you to my blog list by the way!

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  3. Thanks Kev- I love reading you blog! I think I read somewhere about them being edible but that some kinds are better than others? Maybe we need a taste-testing!

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