It’s all downhill from here

The unthinkable happened. I never thought it would happen in my garden, but for some reason, it did. I probably am overreacting, but I have achieved the highest (unofficial) gardening award possible (in my own private competition with nature). You know what I’m talking about…

The tree dahlias have bloomed!

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It couldn’t have happened any later, either. Last night we had a small amount of frost. Just enough to blacken the leaves of the more tender plants. Still a frost, though. Tonight should see similar temperatures, and I doubt the tree dahlias will make it through both nights intact. It was incredibly fleeting, but totally worth it.

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This bunch is looking a little freezer-burned. I wonder what my next garden challenge will be?

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