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Synny Boy

It is Sunny Boy’s time to bloom. The blooms are a bit smaller than I expected but that is due to the long dry season we are having.

Thunder storms are now cooling the air and giving us incredible shows. Also bringing the much needed rains.

Autumn is now close and soon we will miss these warm and sunny days.

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Dahlia

The first dahlia started to bloom. We are early this summer. Usually dahlias start around mid August.

Not quite sure what will I have blooming later in the autumn. Seems that the long period of high temperatures has made everything to be unbelievably early.

Well at least I have plenty of watering to do.

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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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