Sunday, August 16, 2009

Planting Surprises

When you plant a blub in the ground in the spring, sometimes they result in wonderful surprises. I planted these dalhias because I loved the color. I alternated them with dark purple dalhias. The dark purple ones turned out just as I was expecting, beautiful and about 2-3 inches in diameter. But these pink ones! Imagine my surprise when the first one bloomed as was over 8 inches in diameter.
These flowers are gigantic! It's so cool when you get more than you were expecting. I guess it just goes to show that you should plant seeds in your life as often as you can, you never know what surprises they'll yield.


  1. Susan, you really have a green thumb. The dahlias are beautiful. My planting surprise one year was I planted my bulbs in upside down! I definitely do not have a green thumb. Yesterday we planted a plant called Endless Summer. It is a fairly new hydrange (sp) plant for the northern climates. I will be anxious to see if it returns next year.

  2. LOL on the upside down bulbs! My daughter and I always have to check one another when planting to make certain they're right side up.

    That dahlia is beautiful in spite of the grower, not because of it. Perhaps neglect is the best way to a beautiful garden??? I can grow some champion thistles too!