Jeff, I cleaned them even further and separated the mother bulb. I understand that the mother bulb is most likely to rot in winter storage, which might, in turn, effect the bunch. I didn't know this. Also didnt know the tubers can't touch each other in storage. I'm learning so much. Hope you have time to get to yours before frost. If not, can't you leave yours in ground? Its milder in UK winters than here. @jeatacake
I didn't know that either. No, it is too cold & wet to leave them in the ground here. They have been very disappointing in the last 2 years, so I may only save those in tubs & pots, by moving them into the greenhouse.
I don't blame you. If those in pots do well id put them in the green house and avoid the others. I think this is the most laborious project I've had for the garden. Time consuming for sure. But beautiful rewards 🌿👌 @jeatacake
Flash floods and landslides are expected for awhile. We are more accustom to dealing with these things. We don't have to travel further into the gorge except for grandsons football games. Should be OK. Our home is on rock. @jpea
Dahlias first blooms today 9/6/17. #fireflowers #eccentric #patches #dahlia #prayforrain #doaraindance #weneedrain Fire zero % contained. Going away from our home now. Very ugly. 30,000 acres now. Only one home burned, no other structures, no deaths.
Matilda has arrived in full! Good saturday morning everyone! Our heat wave is fizzling out. Yesterday's 96 was much more tolerable than the previous days *106. I've got some plants in the soaker tub trying to pull them back from heat damage.
@columbiariver we have had the same but cooled off a little and now climbing temps again. Got the first rain last night in about 12 days. Beautiful Dahlia. Do you dig them up every year or just leave them in the ground?
I think we've been about 49 days with no rain Mark. Its not typical Oregon weather. Obviously. We're known for being rainy. It will pass. The dahlias I will dig up. We have very cold winters and we have lots of critters underground that may eat them or push them up. And I am looking forward to digging them to see how many bulbs they have put on for next year @maldavis
I'd be more than happy to send you one. This is perfect because I wanted to send you something before winter. Not sure what I've done with your address. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. @maldavis
That looks like it'll be quite unusual and beautiful at the same time! Sorry, I'm falling behind with some posts - our house is full right now- every bed being used- trying to adjust to people coming and going-making meals everyone might like- doing scads of laundry- and gardening! At least I have lots of people to do the dishes😂
You must be running on empty. Its great to provide a place big enough for everyone. We have the guests in spurts and we are descended upon at Christmas too. I enjoy the hussle and bussel. It is very exhausting to me tho and couldnt do it for long. But you on the other hand! Go get 'em! Enjoy @gjones