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Spectacle

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The first dahlia just started to bloom. I have been waiting for this. They always add color to the autumn garden.

It has been rainy but it seems to suite the dahlias well. They are growing strong after a slow start.

Do not have that many varieties this year. There is always a limit how much you can and have time to plant each year.

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Verdi Glory

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My Verdi Glory finally started to bloom in the balcony. It took from the dahlia three months to start the show but it has finally started.

This summer has not been a good one for dahlias. Just the opposite of the last summer that made all the dahlias thrive. At least all mine seem to suffer from various matters like heavy rain fall, mold and pests.

Well maybe next year will be better. Must have few dahlias growing.

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Dahlia

Dahlia

Unexpectedly something went right. The dahlia tubers I planted in the spring looked pathetic. I was so sure that they will not grow. They were dry and tiny.

Not quite sure what happened. Was it the new flower bed I made? Was it the cold and rainy summer we had? Was it my mom’s cats who decided that this new bed was the best litter box they have ever seen? I was so mad at them. I did not even use any fertilizer. Did not see the point after I saw what the cats did.

Anyway the end result was stunning blooms – size of my head. The smell they have is so sweet. I have never managed to grow so beautiful dahlias!

PS. Bought the last tubers from a local grocery store. Sometimes you just get lucky.

Dahlia

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