Looking forward towards 2009
Last year, and to my delight, I had a 2nd place winning Dahlia in the largest fair in Pa. Although I have gardened for years I never attempted dahlias, never dreamed of getting a ribbon against 100's of entries.
As things go "down on the farm" this season was more vegetable growing than cut flowers, while establishing perennials. A bit misty eyed that I only planted a few dahlias for this year.
I had 2500 sq ft plowed this season for a new planting area, only have corn and beans in it this year. I wanted to see what weeds were in the soil, run soil samples and see how the deer and varmits would enjoy the plantings.
As I plan for next season, I would like to include a row or 2 for planting dahlias.
I like to grow from seed, need some suppliers.
Seldom do I see tubers for trade on Gardenweb, wonder why that is?