With all that breath you could have helped blow out the candles! The Fire Department was standing ready.
Thank you, Carrie, for the lovely dahlia and the good wishes.
The day was filled with balloons from my favorite left coast person, a Karma dahlia and wonderful cupcakes from my daughter, flowers sent by my son and Godiva and cast iron from Jack. We went to a lovely new place for dinner and had a great time with excellent food...and drink.
Oh, D'nut! I love the dahlia! It's huge, it's magnificent and it's just as special to me as you are.
Thanks, Tex. That was always one of my favorite roses until I killed it, I guess. In 2005 I entered a rose contest (with words, not roses) and won first prize to the Tournament of Roses parade and a four day trip to Pasadena. January 1st is our wedding anniversary so it couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you for the birthday wishes.
Diane - it's so comforting (at my age) to get the right name for the flower!
We ate the middle one for dessert last night - Key Lime = yummy! In fact, we shared three of them!
My attempt to root three cuttings was not a raving success. I did get a few measly roots that didn't form tubers but yesterday I planted them anyhow just to see what they'll do. I marked them with the date I planted them and a ? because I have no idea of the cultivar.
Cutting number 3 was from Clearview Arlene, which I didn't even like last year, so why did I even keep it? Anyhow, it's planted now. It was all the new growth at the base that made me believe it was growing well but still there was no sign of any tuber at all.