Saturday, July 28, 2012

Planting the Demonstration Garden

May 1, 2012 was the perfect day to plant the demonstration garden.  We had lots of volunteers to prepare the soil, install the drip system and finally to dig holes and deposit our hopes and dreams for the coming dahlia season.   This year we had funds to buy several new varieties of dahlias along with new cuttings.   It will be exciting to see how the new varieties will do and look forward to those new tubers being available for next year's tuber sale.

 Mark, Steve, Dave and Lumpy do the final touches of the drip system.
 Megan and Lumpy hard at work....

 Sandy's huge contribution was mapping the garden and making sure we knew exactly where each and every tuber was planted with name and other important information.  Each plant is mapped and tagged because remember, Mark can't love it unless he knows it's name!
 Dave Ross has many talents and thankfully willing to share them with the Dahlia Society.
Thanks to all our volunteers and the weather for cooperating this year.  
We will be tending the garden Monday evenings if you would like to help.

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