should have been on their merry way to their new homes, but sadly, they are still here with me, drying ever.... so... slowly. Oh well, not much you can do about the weather, right?
Usually by this time, I have cut back all of my perennials and have replaced the annuals with Autumn mums. Somehow though I couldn't bring myself to cut back all of those perennials still in bloom and believe it or not, these
stunning Dinner Plate Dahlia's did not even start blooming until the end of September....
It has been so blessed dry this summer that I believe they just didn't have enough fuel to get themselves open.......but they are spectacular now....it's crazy, but I may have to get out some more staking sticks again to support these girls when in reality, I should be digging up the bulbs and putting them away for the winter.
Truly it has seriously held it back. I can hardly remember such a late color change. Usually come this time of year we are raking up the leaves that have fallen and preparing for our first snowfall but this year, the colors have still not reached their peak which is bit bizare up here....
Until then though, I will continue to look to the pots for color......with a little devil on my shoulder how can I go wrong?
Oh...........and before I forget, in my google search for bee blogs, I stumbled upon this gem! For all of you who have also expressed an interest in beekeeping to me go take a peek here . Start reading from the bottom up, you won't be disappointed. It is completely and utterly fascinating! Bzzzzzzzzzzz!