The dahlias that I planted in the spring have had a tough life this summer. The dogs kept running through them and breaking them off. I noticed a week or so ago that they were finally getting some buds on them, then I kind of forgot about them. For some reason, I happened to look out the window this evening and wondered what the spot of color was at the edge of the flower bed, so I grabbed my camera and went out to investigate. It was the best surprise that I have ever gotten! A huge beautiful dahlia bloom. It is laying on the ground because I didn't stake it. Hope it survives long enough for me to get a few more pictures.
I tryed a new recipe for dinner tonight. Wish I had remember to take a picture. I made rosemary roasted chicken with onions. Yummmmmm! I also fixed fresh broccoli and cauliflower with an onion cream sauce, and boiled potatoes.
After dinner, I went out to plant some tulips. Rather than just stick them in wherever, I took the potato fork and dug up everything in a three by four foot area. I got a bucket full of mostly iris. I planted all the tulips in one big group. Hope they come up. The dogs had to help me plant them. I hope they don't decide to dig them all up!
Then I went downstairs and finished the top I was working on for my granddaughter, and cut out another one. Got the yoke stitched together, and the front gathered and stitched. Hope I can finish it tomorrow. I feel like I was pretty productive today. Not having to deal with allergies all day really helps. Here's to a great weekend!