I had high hopes of swimming in Dahlias by late July but with the crazy cool year its been, we are just starting to experience the abundance only a patch of these treasures can bring.
Hundreds and hundreds of bunches come out of this patch each week! I planted almost double what we had last year so once they really hit their stride I know the task of harvesting and delivering them will consume many of our waking hours.
In truth I am actually relieved that they are a little later than planned. It has been so unbelievably busy around here that we literally couldn’t have handled weaving the extra volume into the mix.
But now most of the perennials have peaked and faded and we are moving on into another chapter in the garden.
While this chapter is just as busy and full, it feels a bit more relaxing (mentally) not having to juggle such an expansive variety of ingredients.While we have the same volume( if not more than earlier in the summer!) the weekly availability list is much more streamlined.
I gotta say, I’m ready for a little more simplicity!
Oh and harvesting Dahlias as the sun rises….it is a pretty freaking magical experience !