Floret’s Dahlia Book

I first found Erin Benzakein of Floret, on the internet moons ago. She and her husband, Chris, were mixing up fresh fish bones into their compost pile with a tractor scoop. Perks of living in Washington state. My first thought was they know how to garden. I could imagine the odor and also the healthy…

My First Dahlia

This post should be titled, “First Dahlia Fail.” Oh, don’t get me wrong. The dahlia grew and bloomed. It was what happened right after the first flowers were presented. We had moved to a quiet development with a big backyard. It was a sea of grass punctuated with two lilac bushes, and a mock orange….