For some reason my three containers in the front of the house all have diseased dahlias. Here is one of them:
It doesn't look too horrible until you get a tad closer. And then............Whoa, it looks bad.
Do any of you know what this disease is? Will I need to toss out the dahlia tubers? I am planning to cut this one all the way down tomorrow. At the moment I have no idea what I will do to make it look decent until October. I guess that's my challenge for the weekend. :)
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.