Aww...thanks guys. All I want for my birthday is time to work in the gardens. Yet, somehow this is the busiest weekend I've had in months. LOL Murphy's Law.
Pirl, I will always take a sexy lily pic in lieu of dahlias! Wow-that thing is awesome! Can I come lay in your yard and just SSSNNNIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFF all those lilies?
todgor-Is that Barbara Hardisty Kantor? Regardless-so beautiful. Sorry you're having rot/wormy problems.
It's not one of mine, Carrie. I'll add one I hybridized to keep your birthday thread going.
That rose is too beautiful.
I'm a dud with roses though some do grow well for me but they want a 24 hour a day nursemaid and I'm not up to it. Now the Japanese beetles have arrived so I cut back every plant by a foot and remove every rose so the beetles will have to go elsewhere for their orgies of food and sex for three weeks.
Carrie and I exchanged a few Dmails about propagating dahlias so I gave it a try with three of them, using the piece I pinched off and planting it in a pot. I have roots! Now I tried a piece of American Dream just to be sure I'll have more than one. If they end up forming tubers, as I'm guessing they will, I'll post photos.