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    Way too long between posts!

    Wow, I'm embarrassed at how long it's been since I've had time to sit down and read everyone's posts! I've been behind schedule since the end of summer. It was a terrible year for the garden. It was a cold and rainy summer, topped off by a flood in August. The weather was so bad, and my family obligations so numerous, I didn't get the last of the dahlias out of the ground until late October. They're fun to raise, but when you're partially disabled, everything seems to take ten times longer than for a "normal" person, and they require a lot of digging, washing, cutting, and packing away safely to get them through to spring. I am currently the proud owner of six 30 gallon cans of dahlia tubers. And then came the holidays.... I finally have some time to post some pictures and comments now that it's February!

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    OMGoodness, Kim ... SIX - 30 GALLONs ! No wonder it's taken time to get back your typing skills. Good to hear from you.
    Patsy

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    I adore Dahlias. I should do them again.

    They don't always survive in the ground here, but there are so many inexpensive ones that I don't mind treating them like annuals.

    And WOW! It is always a thrill to discover a few seeds. Not all of them do that, but when they do, it is a treat!
    Ann B.
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    OMG! Kim, what are you going to do come spring when you have to plant all those tubers? Jeeeeeeze girl, that's a lot of Dahlias!

    Was wondering if the flood washed you away or if you'd been stuck ion the mud but it sounds as if you were definitely submerged by everything you had to do. Hope you have time to rest up before it all starts all over again in a few months.

    Great to hear from you, to be sure!


    Rebecca
    Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
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    Well, I am actually thinking about purchasing a couple of acres and spreading my garden out. I have a really HUGE selection of dahlias, some from last year, and some new and more exotic ones which should be arriving in April. At last count I have over 30 varieties--who'd have thought it. I think my hobby is turning into something more serious!!

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    Be sure to post plenty of pics!

    Dahlias are precious!!!!!

    And so are YOU!
    Ann B.
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    Rowan,for goodness sakes,how many dahlias would you grow,if you WEREN'T disabled?
    Del

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    Del, the possibilities would be endless!!!!

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