Those of you who have been following along in the saga of moving from a house in Portland to a farm in Springvale in the middle of June will know exactly how awesome this is. This is a Cafe Au Lait dahlia started in a pot and transplanted in late July after the ground had been cut in and allowed to rest, but not really softened and definitely not tested or amended. If it was going to die in the pot, it might as well die in the field where it just might have a shot.
Well, it didn’t die. And now it, and several of its row-mates are budding up beautifully. We’ll have late dahlias it seems, and I might just get a tuber stock that will hold through the winter! It looks like we’re going to hit 37 degrees overnight tomorrow so I’m going to try to find some frost cloth to throw over them, but if we can survive that little snap, some warmer, late summer days are coming and we might just see some blooms after all. Ideally we’ll make it to Oct 19, but we’ll see how the next month goes…
Mohs surgery went as well as can be expected. I look a mess, but that’ll calm down in a bit here and I’ll be back to my lucrative modeling career.