After yesterday’s post it seemed like a nice idea to show you a flower from my garden. This is one of my dahlias. It is growing well.
My Garden – A dahlia
In my garden, you will find a few dahlias, but I haven’t had a lot of luck with them. Last year they didn’t flower. I found out it was because I wasn’t feeding them enough. Well, this year, I’ve done that, but now the flowers are getting eaten and I don’t know why.
Obviously, some bugs are getting to them, but I have to work out what. Then I have to work out how to stop them. Gardening is such a mystery to me.
My grandmother was a wonderful gardener. She loved it and she would spend a lot of time in hers. Whenever I went to visit she would take me around it and show me what she was doing. I wasn’t really interested, but I went anyway. Now, of course, I wish I had listened and asked questions. She died over 10 years ago.
Yep, my mum got the green thumb and she has so many things in her garden to photograph. I always take my macro lens with me when I go to visit to see what I can get from her backyard.
She has got into quilting now, so the garden is a bit neglected, but there is still a lot of stuff there to photograph. My mum is full of information and often gives me advice when I ask for my own garden.
Well, it has to be said my garden is lacking, but I have plans to make my garden a great one for taking macro photos. I plant things that have flowers that I know I will love to photograph.
The idea of being about to step outside in my pj’s to take photos if very appealing. I can’t lie and it has been a dream of mine for a few years.
So here is one dahlia that is doing well. No idea why, but there you are.