These are the curves of the Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff in my garden.
My blogging friend, Dan, at The Frustrated Gardener has the most gorgeous Dahlias I’ve ever seen. This one is a little too tame for his landscape, but he did mention it in a post; and it hit a hot button with me. My grandparents’ farm was in Landaff, New Hampshire, and I have wonderful memories of my summers with them on their farm.
I ordered five bulbs, but only three have made it. That is okay, because I would have been happy with just one bloom, and the way it looks I’m going to have several.
Gardening is a joyful venture all in its own, but when you add a connection to beloved grandparents and a favorite blogger, it is just a marvelous adventure that puts a gigantic smile on my face.
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Father’s Day. If you are trying to decide what that perfect gift is, remember time with that special person is always the best gift of all.
Don’t forget to check out the other curves.