Most of my dahlias came from Carpooler Michelle. Her mom has tons of dahlias and she digs them up and divides them each year. (like you’re supposed to) I just leave mine in the ground and hope they don’t rot. Anyway, I love getting free flowers and plants. Somehow, they just look prettier when I didn’t pay for them.
I’ve been wanting something to fill in the space around the dahlias. Over the past few weeks, when I was home with my stupid kidney infection, I spent some time watching QVC. They had a gardening segment and featured lilies. I decided that I must have more lilies in my yard this year. Fast forward a week….
My mom called the other day and said that her co-worker had divided some lilies and there were enough for my yard too. (Side story: My mom is retired. She doesn’t have any real co-workers anymore. She plays bingo a few days a week and has gotten to know several of the regulars in the non-smoking section. They all text each other to see if they are going to “work” today. Bingo lasts from 10-2, so they call it the 10-2 shift.) Sunshine is one of my mom’s co-workers. I don’t actually know his real name and I’ve never met him, but I’m so thankful for his plants!