With all of my computer problems it has been so long since I have posted that I almost forgot how to put up a post!
Although the drought continues, so far this has been a rather moderate July in Southern California, with temperatures in the high eighties and low nineties, last week we even had a bit of rain. All this does help in water usage. So far I have managed to stay within the mandatory, for my water district, 24% reduction range.
As far as the Dahlias below...they haven't noticed the difference and have done quite well this year.
I always wanted a place to plant a row of Dahlias and when I redid the area below my deck it gave me the perfect spot. This spring I added more tubers, this is one of the new ones.
I really think this is my favorite I love the pink and yellow coloration of the flowers. Alas, I didn't take note of the name when I planted them, now I wish I had.
I have been cutting some to bring into the house, but I haven't found a way to keep them lasting very long as cut flowers, if any of you have any tips on the best way to do this I would appreciate knowing about it.
Meanwhile, they add much beauty and color to the summer garden.
I hope your summer is going well. It is good to be back blogging again.
PS I am thinking of replacing my current computer with a Mac desktop I have always used a PC and have some concern about changing over to the Mac has anyone done this and if so did you find it difficult?