Dahlia pics

Dahlia pics

(cross posted to my livejournal) This year as soon as the ice in my veins unfroze long enough to reawaken my belief in the possibility of spring, I decided to spend the rest of my life becoming an obsessive Dahlia grower. I bought a bunch of rhizomes and planted some in containers on my tiny roof and some in my community garden plot. They're all doing well, but today I got my first bloom. This one, in a container on my porch. It's the best thing ever, don't you agree? Of course you agree. This is a nice picture of the view from my studio chair. I have a tiny little roof garden that's stuffed full of plants. Here's a little shot of what's happening out there right now. And here's last year, with a starling glugging up the birdbath water.
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My roooom

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Calendula

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My room.

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