Monthly Archives: August 2012

Another Keeper – dahlia Binky

This is another well-performing dahlia that I’ll grow again next year.  It has been blossoming consistently for weeks now and is still covered with buds. However, if my plants are typical, once again Swan’s online catalogue picture was a little misleading.  Showing a single blossom, … Continue reading

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The One – Croydon’s Masterpiece

  Croydens Masterpiece Although I’ve visited many exceptional dahlia gardens, the photo gallery below is about the dahlia that turned me into a (rank novice) grower, Croyden’s Masterpiece.  Years ago, I started with a mixed bag from a Michigan grower, because … Continue reading

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Showoff

    A mostly mousy brown moth/butterfly found just the right flower to complement her subtle coloring, dahlia Pooh.

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Early Dahlia Report

Although a number of the larger, later dahlias have not even bloomed yet, many of them are doing very nicely. Yes, I know some of the petals look a little chewed. I’ve had a bad problem with Japanese Beetles this … Continue reading

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Is What?

Does anyone know what this is?  Just a grasshopper; should I have buried it in the soapy water with the Japanese Beetles?  Or something better?

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Swamp Thang and the Mrs

  On Thursday, I flushed a huge frog out of the Swiss Chard when I was watering. My guess from his size is that it would be a Bull Frog.  I do live near wetlands but seeing a frog this … Continue reading

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