In April I started planting my dahlia tubers with the intention that these beauties would actually end up in my bouquet. I find that cafe au lait Dahlia are far superior to peonies in looks, just not smell.
This summer is a Dahlias dream with hot sunny days and me watering the pots like a crazy person.
Gardeners are crazy
We have to be. I watched the weather like a hawk. I studied the frost repost like it would determine how my day would go. Well it did, if it was going to frost then I would evacuate my growing bulbs into the spare bedroom
Luckily I never had to.
Our bathroom over looks the garden so I got to watch my baby’s grow. I already told you I was a crazy plant lady.
I looked over them, made sure that they we happy squeezed when they started to grow and felt bad for the ones that never got to make it.
These are my first,
little pom pom jewels. To me they are perfect but it’s evident that even if I cut them to encourage regrowth they still won’t be flowering in two months.
I can’t be sad about it though as these are beautiful flower that make me so happy!
They will make it to the wedding though, I am drying the petals and turning them into confetti. So nothing will be waisted. I still have my peonie petals from June splurge.
Confetti isn’t massively expensive but myself and the venue only want biodegradable confetti. To me this should be rule everywhere. I don’t buy that many flowers but I will be using my stocks, and all my flower petals for the wedding.
The cherry blossom petals went a bit brown so I am looking at perhaps dying them. I am going to do some research and see what was best. This will also save me money.
I still have a hope that Dahlias that I have grown will make it into my bouquets but if they don’t I won’t be too disappointed. They still may be in my bouquet but just shop bought ones!
This is my harvest from today and I think they are pretty perfect. I hated cutting them but I know they won’t grow if I don’t.
I am a novice gardener but I will definitely be growing Dahlias next year and the year after!