Hydrangeas are my Garden True Love.
But I've almost lost my heart to something else - DAHLIAS
Oh. My. Word.
The crazy luxuriousness of this fistful of blooms!
And the name woos me, too - Galileo's Compass.
I'm going to dig the tubers up before they freeze and have them again next year.
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Maybe I can convince myself to actually save a plant from the freeze - one that requires digging up!
Never have managed it before, though.
Oh, I can yank geraniums out of their pots, beat their bottoms on the ground to get the dirt off and ram them in a paper bag for over wintering,
but to get out there with shovel, hose and knife???
I find I don't have much heart for that sort of thing here at the end of October.
Watched this short video and learned exactly what to do.
Looks like I can get MORE of this plant for free by dividing!
And FREE is my favorite, so maybe I actually will do it...