Good idea, haighr,
I hope you get lots of contributions to your list as I am looking for some good cut flower varieties that I can grow here. It's especially hard because not only are our summers short and cool, I don't start seeds. Have to find starts in a local nursery or convince one of them to start some flats for me.
I managed to find sources for dahlia this year, but although they had great size, stem length , etc. they would not last more than three days once I cut them. So I'm looking for new ideas.
Sharon, AK Z3/4/(5 in special spots)
I have no idea what they are Dianne??? You know me just stick them in the ground! I know that I do have some that are cactus dahlias, but most are just big things, dinner plate size for most and some smaller. They just bloom forever and I have some that actually dry while in the water and I keep them forever in an ongoing dried arrangement because they keep their lovely colors too.
I have heard from Terri one time in the past year back in May and that was all. I wish she would poke around one of these days as well.
I had profusions sinnias blooming all summer.. now we are gettnig frosty and well, some are still goign but it will not be long. The frost yesterday took out my dahlias.. so I need to pull the tubers to store them... there are a few marigolds hanging in and mums. the asters are so so today and the gaillardias are still goign strong.. and well dandlelions! Cannas are done.. I cut them back and am getting ready to store them...could use some tips on how to on those!
Think we will be keeping this snow unfortunately with temps in the 20's today???
Our fall was not very colorful because of all the rain and drought combos. Maybe next year.
Hoping my dahlia tubers survive until I can get out there and dig them up???
I split them up with some eye on each and used to just dump them in paper grocery bags, but this year I layered them in a box with newspaper between layers. I have never fooled with the sulphur treatment or peat moss and such. I only lose a few out of a couple dozen each year.
Still have a few spots of snow and lots of leaves on the trees and some limbs down. We are supposed to have great weather for another week???
Started to mow to get some leaves bagged and of course the mower died again, third time this year. Hope it is not past repair? But now have to go up to the cabin to get the trailer to tote the mower to the shop so we won't be able to take our bikes out this weekend as we can't hook up the bike rack and the trailer.