Hello gorgeous dahlia! I remember planting you as a bulb, wondering if you would ever really transform from a strange clump of root into one of my favorite flowers. And now here you are, two feet tall and bursting open to the sun. Welcome to you and your little neighbor opening up in the next bed!
The garden has been such a delight for me the past few months. It's so nice to start the morning out there, watering and taking in the city waking up below me. In the beginning I was all foodfoodfood, but since the Plant Whisperer's visit, I've really fallen for all these flowers she convinced me I needed. There is still plenty to munch on, though: herbs galore, shallots getting closer to harvesting all the time, new tomatoes and peppers making their way... just stepping out there makes me really happy.
The cats can't help but fall asleep, their view is so relaxing... (please note I have permanently ceded control of this furniture piece to Fanny, who loves to perch up there).
And now for some oohing and aahing...