Saturday, September 29, 2012

OFFF side-trip to Swan Island Dahlias

As a 'non-gardener', my claim to fame in that world is picking the pods off the hanging fuchsia baskets and watering the hydrangeas. Evanne took us to Swan Island Dahlia's and we took many photos, enjoyed the walk through the fields and can't decide which tubers to buy for next spring.

 Friday, September 21, 2012 
Cloudy, damp and cold.

Here are some of our favorites.

 Blackberry Ice
Emory Paul
Fire Magic
 Fuzzy Wuzzy
Lauren Michele
Mango Madness
Myrtle's Folly
Park Princess
Peaches and Dreams
Ruby Slippers
San Luis Rey
Sheer Heaven
We certainly don't have room for all of these so we'll have to choose between them, maybe only 5.  Or 6...  Deciding on where to put them will be problematic as well.  It's a garden with 'themes': fuchsias, hydrangeas, grotesques, blueberries, and hostas.  We have a few one-of-a-kinds besides the lemon cypress hedge and Harry Lauder's Walking Stick ~ and we want to put in more food next year, not just rhubarb and blueberries.

Thanks, Evanne!  What a dilemma!

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