Other Bloggers have inspired me to many things including my obsession with donkeys and my dream of owning a little hobby farm with a couple of them along with some chickens and maybe a little goat.
A garden hadn't figured in the plans, but lately I have been inspired by the amazing Erin of Floret and Sarah at her Worldsend Farm to take a stab at growing dahlias for the shop, and a few vegetables other than (but including) tomatos. I've also been inspired by my new knees which stand strong for long periods of time now and bend very nicely!
I've layed my large plastic sheeting - 10x20 at the sunniest spot in my back yard and in Mid May, I'll have it roto tilled, amend the soil and lay the weed blocking membrane. We're perusing the
Swan Island catalog for the dahlias we'd like to grow and I'm checking out my local nursery for varieties I didn't find there.
I'll keep it simple: only five different varieties that work well as cut flowers in colors we use a lot in weddings. Sadly, there are no Cafe au Lait dahlias left in the world it seems. I can't find one!
And here is what I hope to reap in the Fall.