The dahlias are planted

Floral Friday - First Dahlia

The dahlias are planted

It is that time of the year. I’ve been out in the garden a lot in the last few weeks, and there will be more posts on that to come. However, while I was weeding the front garden I came across the dahlia tubers from last year.

My front garden is a bit of a hodgepodge of stuff and there has really been no planning out there. That hasn’t necessarily been bad, but I do want more space for other things, like corn. So I decided to dig some up and plant them in other areas.

We are told to plant them sort of mid October to mid-November. The key is to do it around Melbourne Cup day, the two weeks before and the two weeks after. I was probably a little early doing it, but I don’t think, or hope, it will matter too much.

Last year I had a big garden of them in the backyard too, but I needed to remove them for my new raised garden beds. I just dug them up and then put them under the house. No real clue what I was doing. So I decided to plant those as well.

I have put 4 along the back fence, between the fruit trees and the other four in pots. I am hoping that will come up. Time will tell I suppose as in all things.

Some of the ones out the front are starting to shoot, so with luck, it won’t be too long before I have more to photograph.

So I thought we could look back at some of the photos I’ve taken of the dahlias that I have grown.

Take care everyone.

 

18 Responses

  1. Leanne, your Dahlia images are an absolute delight.

  2. What beautiful images! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Anne Sandler

    Beautiful macros Leanne!

  4. Very beautiful flowers, Leanne! 🌸

  5. Just gorgeous, Leanne – good luck with the planting! I admire your energy!!

  6. Hi Leanne
    Indeed, now is dahlia time. We have the problem in our garden that the dahlias are spreading like a weed. We like them but not everywhere.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  7. beautiful series of images, Leanne!

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