Have you ever stood in your garden and wished you were a tall
and graceful flower?
The dahlia plants have all returned and are growing by leaps and bounds.
We have rain today and this one is opening as a bi-color bloom which I
find quite unusual. I believe it's named 'Fireworks'. The plants are already
tall so I've staked them with bamboo canes and tied them with soft
natural garden twine.
My mother grew beauties in her garden, the large dinner plate
versions. . . . . they were a childhood favorite.
"She is surrounded by stalks of dahlias, orange and yellow and pale
red, with leaves so big you could write your life story on each one.
She looks like a flower in the garden, just like her mother said."
Alice Hoffman ~ American Author
Memorial Day weekend is here and our local weather forecast looks
good for outdoor activities and cookouts. Do remember the real meaning
of this holiday though.
To all my British family and friends, may the upcoming Jubilee celebration
be special. We will miss it by a few days. . . . . .but won't miss the
This year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to
celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the
people..............God Save Our Queen.