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Dahlia Break Out

September 23rd, 2019

I purchased a small tuber for ‘Break Out’ Dahlia at the farmers market last year. It grew well and multiplied into a huge tuber, which I dug in the fall and overwintered in the basement. This year, it’s a HUGE plant producing mass amounts of large blush and yellow blooms.

I’ve been cutting masses of them and enjoying them in the house. There’s always one in the bathroom and usually a big vase full on the dining room table. This year the dahlias have been a bit late, but now that they’re blooming they’re making up for lost time.

Do you grow dahlias? Do you have a favorite variety?

7 Comments to “Dahlia Break Out”
  1. Victoria on October 26, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Noticed you have not blogged in a while – hope all is well with you guys!

    I really enjoy your blog.

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  2. Susan Ingle on November 4, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Me too! Thinking of you and have never seen you stay away for this long. Hoping things are good and you are just having some time away. I miss you.

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  3. KM on November 21, 2019 at 8:59 am

    I wanted to echo the comments above. I hope you and your family are doing okay. I have been following your fantastic blog for many years. Thank you for all you do, you have readers sending positive thoughts from afar.

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  4. Zerilda J Wornica on November 21, 2019 at 11:41 am

    Ditto to all the above, we miss you. Hope all is well, Happy Thanksgiving.

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  5. Bettina on November 29, 2019 at 6:01 am

    I keep hoping that there will be a new post to let us know that everything is ok with you guys! Thinking of you!

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  6. Victoria Howell on December 7, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I think Susy is posting on Instagram.

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  7. Brenda on December 20, 2019 at 6:33 am

    I hope all is ok, you have been quite for a long time. Wishing you well

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.

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