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Dazzling Dahlias – 29 in a series – Discover Otto’s Delight, a Dinnerplate Dahlia in delicate peach tones via B Town Blog

Dazzling Dahlias – 29 in a series – Discover Otto’s Delight, a Dinnerplate Dahlia in delicate peach tones via B Town Blog

Dazzling Dahlias - 29 in a series -  Discover Otto’s Delight, a Dinnerplate Dahlia in delicate peach tones via B Town Blog

The romantic colors of Otto’s Delight are just one of many tones you can find in a “Dinnerplate Dahlia.” The term “Dinnerplate” refers to their very large flower, rather than an official variety. The term is applied to any Dahlia whose blooms exceed 8”. Many years past dahlias of this sort were quite a novelty, but today we are fortunate to have a large selection available coast-to-coast.

If you would like to try your hand at growing these extravagant blooms, you will be pleased to know it is not particularly hard, and my – they are worth it. They will start blooming midsummer and really hit their pace in early August. From there on out you can expect blooms, blooms, blooms for 10 weeks straight.

The key things to remember for growing success are: planting in the right spot, fertilizing consistently, providing proper support, and deadheading. Here is a little bit more detail to help you along.

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Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) – 2 in a series

Artwork from Our Sentimental Garden (1914) - 2 in a series

From the book, Our sentimental garden by Agnes Castle and Egerton Castle (1914). Works Illustrated By Charles Robinson . There are many lovely pieces of art in this book and I will be sharing them over the next several weeks. You can download the entire book from the Internet Archive.

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Tooooooo hot! via Instagram

Tooooooo hot!

Tooooooo hot! via Instagram

A whole lotta nope in the garden today…at least until the sun goes down a bit.

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From Gardening Don’ts (1913) by M.C. 32

From Gardening Don'ts (1913) by M.C. 32

DON’T forget the humble
plants in your garden ;
the wall-flowers, forget-me-
nots, scillas and others, which
can be lifted and forced gently,
just as well as lilacs and
azaleas, to brighten your
rooms in early Spring.

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Historical Garden Books – 80 in a series – Little gardens for boys and girls (1910) by Myrta Margaret Higgins

Historical Garden Books – 80 in a series – Little gardens for boys and girls (1910) by Myrta Margaret Higgins

Historical Garden Books - 80 in a series - Little gardens for boys and girls (1910) by Myrta Margaret Higgins

Historical Garden Books - 80 in a series - Little gardens for boys and girls (1910) by Myrta Margaret Higgins

Historical Garden Books - 80 in a series - Little gardens for boys and girls (1910) by Myrta Margaret Higgins

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PREFACE

THIS little book has been written out of my own experience in trying to help hundreds of boys and girls to find the true value of gardening. It is written for the larger number of boys and girls who have neither greenhouses nor old established gardens, and I have hoped to answer some of the questions which I have been obliged to answer orally many times.

My aim has been twofold, first, to make plain subjects that at first mention seem so simple they are seldom explained even in books for boys and girls, such as the best way to take a weed out of the ground, or how a garden path should be cleaned; secondly, to arouse an interest in plant life that will be lasting and helpful.

This book is written in the hope that it may become a companion to the young gardener and a guide to those who are trying to help him. It does ndt claim to furnish extensive information on gardening, but rather to give the right suggestion at the right time and the inspiration for a further search for garden knowledge and experiences. First arousing interest in the larger world-garden, and in the plant, which is the garden unit, it begins with the fall months, when a garden should be begun, and follows through the seasons. If allowed to become a part of the garden experience year after year, the meaning of its words will become clearer to the boy or girl, for of necessity, and in order to lead them into garden paths and the terms of a gardener, I have used some words which must be turned over in the mind many times.

If the right point of view shall have been attained by the young gardener, the purpose of my book will have been fulfilled.


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Modern DIY Trellis Designs via Centsational Style

My DIY project for the weekend is to build a planter box with trellis to support a climbing vine, and I think I’ll stain it black. Last year I built some vegetable trellises and before that a criss cross wall trellis. I still have them both and they still function and look amazing!

April is the perfect time of year to tackle yet another DIY trellis! I was thinking something simple with a modern geometric design, so I went in search of inspiration. Y’all know me though, I had to share my research with you. Most of these are DIY projects, but a few are for purchase. These include simple designs and more intricate geometrics, but all so good!

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Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 36 in a series – Succulent Names via The Happy Plant on Tiktok

Captivating Cactus and Striking Succulents – 36 in a series – Succulent Names via The Happy Plant on Tiktok

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Pomegranate Growing via Instagram

Pomegranate Growing

Pomegranate Growing via Instagram

Spotted on our young pomegranate tree yesterday. Coming on strong!

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In the garden…Pomegranate Part 2 [Video]

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