The last dahlias have been cut, and pots moved indoors or tossed in the compost pile.
Praise for Dahlia ‘Show n Tell’ was awarded at a flower show in Englewood NJ on Friday, and a frost that same night felled all the others. The week-end was spent digging the tubers and covering their beds with leaves and landscape cloth.
Our downtown pulls the geraniums and impatiens, and brings on the signs of Autumn – a brief commercial period surrounding Halloween and Thanksgiving. Because you know what is coming after that!
So say good-bye to dahlia season, the dahlias have won their prizes and graced the home, even worked their charm as birthday gifts and condolences.