Well, we did it. Much to our disappointment, we gave up on our dream of having a dahlia garden full of gorgeous flowers.
It is just TOO HOT in Fresno. We read all the suggestions and tried to follow them--this year we added shade cloth overhead. But to no avail. The other day, Gabe and I pulled them all out. Out of nearly 30 plants, this was the best we got. And lest you think the top one is a nice big bloom. Nope. Only 2 1/2" across.
Next year we have decided on lantana. It has a lot of showy blossoms and takes the full heat and sun with no problems.
We had an abbreviated version of Wiens Art Camp last Friday, this time including Ruby and Amelia as well. We had so much fun.
I have always been intrigued by cyanotype fabric (it comes in a paper version as well) so I ordered 30 sheets from Amazon.