“Life won’t stop for your pauses and procrastinations. It won’t stop for your confusion or fear. It will continue right along without you.” Gary John Bishop
While this is a generally true statement, period, it is especially true of farming. Mother Nature waits for no one. As a farmer, if I put something on the shelf to do later, I will probably regret it. It will be an opportunity lost, dead plants, out of control weeds, or something else. In farming, you snooze, you lose.”
This is good and bad because is forces you to get things done, but sometimes, you just want to say, “can’t you cut me some slack?” And the answer to that question is, “NO!”
Today, I will move forward with as much confidence and tenacity as I can muster, and with my current knowledge at hand. I will move forward in pursuit of my dreams...
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Dahlias 💕 it’s no secret they are one of my faves, and sadly these beauties are coming to the end of their season 🌸 a few dahlia posies left for delivery tomorrow so be quick to order online ➡️ www.posyproject.com.au
Spent an inspiring day with the propagation expert at Chenies learning how to bring the overwintered dahlia tubers back to life for glorious summer colour. A good soaking for 30 minutes or so before checking and removing rotten sections of the tuber clusters. The tubers were then potted in a 60/40 mix of general purpose compost and sand with a few handfuls of slow release fertilizer. After watering well all tubers were returned to the greenhouses to allow the new shoots to develop in a frost free environment...watch this space to see how they grow...#dahliaseason#dahlias#gardensinsummer
Hey there sunshine! 🌞🌱🌸✨
This little lady is Comano Zoe and she’s a fan favorite!
Today I had the privilege of teaching a class to the Apple Canyon Lake Garden Club on the topic of growing great dahlias. It was talking to and working with this great group of ladies that I realized yet another impact that plants and flowers have on people: tying us back to our roots. During my conversations with the group I constantly heard “my grandmother grew dahlias” or “growing up we had a huge dahlia bed” and I remembered my first introduction to dahlias which was curtesy of my late great-grandmother Lilian. She shared with me how when she was growing up, in the 1920’s, the women of the farm would take great pride in growing the plants, harvesting the blooms, and packing away the tubers for the following year. I have this conversation that we shared recorded and listen to it when I’m feeling down. Hearing the pride that filled her voice during the last days of her life reminds me that even though farming is hard, there are good days and those good days are what gives us a little push and the internal drive to continue our story into the next page. She would be proud❤️
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