The end of summer is upon us. All of the Dinner Plate Dahlias should have bloomed by now or having their last hurrah gracing kitchen tables with their bouquets.
Far Guys Paternal Grandmother was a wonderful flower gardener. She had Lady’s Slippers growing next to her back step on the farm.
How tall was Grandma? I have a photo of her and I together we are about the same height 5’7”. So those Dahlias are at least five feet tall. She must have had a whole row of them. Grandma was a patient gardener. Digging the bulbs, shaking off the dirt, making sure the bulbs were dry before storing them in the root cellar for the winter. Planting them again the next spring and waiting for late summer for the blooms.
I grew Dahlias a few years. Then one year the Fall got kinda winterish and the bulbs stayed in the ground…and froze:)