I am home and back in the garden wrapping up some projects before winter arrives and the snow flies. I miss walking on the Camino de Santiago trail and found myself a bit lost when I returned home last Friday. I simply wanted to be on the trail with one simple choice - to walk until we got to our destination for the day. Life just isn't that simple, but I loved it while it lasted and I plan to simplify my life as much as I can.
I spent the past few days cleaning up the garden and digging up my dahlia bulbs. We live in Zone 6 where it is necessary to dig up the bulbs and store, or they will not produce next summer. I dug them up several years ago, although I didn't store them properly and they molded. This year I've studied up a bit. Right now they are drying in the greenhouse and once they are dry I will store them in wood chips in a dark box in the garage. It is important that you check them periodically to be sure they don't mold or get to dry and shrivel up.
I am also very glad to be using my DSLR camera and my PC instead of my iPhone for this photoblog.
I dug up a total of sixteen dahlia plants. The clump of bulbs can be divided into two or three bulbs to plant next spring. This will increase my dahlia garden to more than 40 plants.