Category Archives: Dahlias

2015 A to Z My Favorite Plants – D – Dahlia

Welcome to the fourth day of the 2015 A to Z Challenge. I will admit I have repurposed several previous posts for this particular piece of the challenge. I am currently part of a weekly Foral invitational called the Floral Friday Fotos. Each week flower lovers from around the world share their favorite blooms.

For decades my family, including my grandfather Joe Hoss, my namesake, my dad as well as his brothers, Uncle Charles and Uncle Jim have all grown Dahlias. These stalwarts of our cutting cultivar garden always help to put the wow in any bouquet. These were the best choice I could pull together to share with you today.

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A pretty solid assortment of all our cut flowers in 2014.

A pretty solid assortment of all our cut flowers in 2014.

2015 A to Z Theme Reveal – My Favorite Plants

Welcome to my 2015 A to Z Theme Reveal for Chasing the Blooms. In 2013 I took part in my initial A to Z challenge and did not put as much thought into how I wanted to approach the challenge. in truth I did not find out about it un til days before, so there wasn’t time to do much other than my 26 posts. I missed last years turn but wanted to give 2015 a really solid try. This year I have redesigned my blogging efforts and have 4 blogs entered into the A to Z.

For this particular one my focus is on the flowers I have around my property or ones I want to add. My challenge will be finding ones that will equate with some of the odd letters. I may have to get really creative to do this.

Some of the flowers I will share will be repeats of posts I have done previously during the year. Some will also come from the Floral Friday Fotos weekly link-up, where I get the opportunity to enjoy favorite flowers from around the world. I find it interesting to see that some of my favorites are also favorites in other parts of the world.

I hope this will make for an exciting and colorful journey as we count the days in April. I appreciate your visit to my theme reveal and invite you to not only return for the 2015 A to Z challenge, but to check out my other theme reveals as well.

Fiction Playground Theme Reveal

 Ballin’ All The Time Theme Reveal

Movies, TV and Streaming, Oh My! Theme Reveal

End of the Month Garden Review – February 2015

So it is the end of February, dead of winter, and the expectation is there will be nothing of value to show in my flower and vegetable gardens. Not only is that true, but my gardens are mostly insulated with multiple inches of the white stuff. For a person that finds such a great serum from the flower and vegetable growing process this time of year rings so hollow. The only fun I have flower wise is watching my indoor plants go through their changes.

Last year this was for sweet corn.

Last year this was for sweet corn.

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Behind this bench and chair there is usually a bed of cascading wave petunias in the summer.

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This is a massive clump of Japanese Iris that will be on their way back to life as soon as the weather breaks.

 

Last year this was for sweet corn.

Last year this was for sweet corn.

The main vegetable garden, where we grow tomatoes, cukes, beans, watermelons and peppers.

The main vegetable garden, where we grow tomatoes, cukes, beans, watermelons and peppers.

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A Montana Ruebens Clematis that is always very gorgeous in the summer, but for now is just a dormant set of twigs.

The Dahlias are a family affair

For decades my family, including my grandfather Joe Hoss, my namesake, my dad as well as his brothers, Uncle Charles and Uncle Jim have all grown Dahlias. These stalwarts of our cutting cultivar garden always help to put the wow in any bouquet. These were the best choice as my offering to the weekly floral photography invitational called the Floral Friday Fotos.

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A pretty solid assortment of all our cut flowers in 2014.

A pretty solid assortment of all our cut flowers in 2014.