Longfield Gardens was planted near a bird feeder, I never thought the squirrels would try to use it as a launching pad to get to the seed.When this 'Latin' dahlia from
They cracked the stem in two and I didn't have much hope for the flowers. I love dahlias, they are the queen of the summer garden and it's always fun to try a new variety.
These things have a way of getting forgotten as garden chores and life in general get in the way.
It wasn't until the yellow flowers started to bloom that I realized the plant was still viable. It's certainly not going to grow in the same manner, but hey, a flower is a flower.
'Latin' is filled with blooms which are great for cutting. I'll save the tuber in the fall, but those details are for a post when the weather gets cold.
The garden is always filled with surprises and seeing this flower thrive is certainly one of them.