Thursday, February 11, 2010

A preview of summer

If winter is already as burdensome for you as for me, here you are some preliminary images of this summer: my order of this year from Köstritzer Dahlien.

Ordering of them is absolutely not more expensive than buying dahlias here at home.

But, in contrast to the dahlias bought in Hungary, theirs are always of good quality and you get what you see on the photo on the bag. Just to compare: in the last year I purchased seven dahlias in Budapest’s “New Garden”. One of them has not even sprouted, and one bag contained a plant completely different from what was written on its bag.

Unfortunately I can only maintain small-flowered sports as our garden has not enough sunshine. But they also have fantastic dahlias with 25-30 cm large flowers.

Dahlias are simple to care for: they need much water and you have to pole them, especially those with large flower.

They are beautiful on the table not only when freshly cut, but also dried. They are very easy to dry: compose a bouquet, hang it on an airy but not sunny place, and wait until it dries.

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