Thursday, Aug 13

I’m always going on about zinnias–and they ARE beautiful–but it occurs to me that I might have given dahlias short shrift in the process. Three giant lavender blossoms grace my table as I write this–I did not intend to cut them, but (gardening lesson #422), the larger varieties need to be staked because they become top heavy and the stems break. They make a very nice cut flower anyway, and you can bet I’ll be adding dahlias next year. These are growing in a pot; when the season is over, I will transfer the bulbs to the flowerbed and mulch to keep them snug and warm through a Spokane winter.

You know all about Spokane winters. 🙂

I will soon be starting my next Texas McKettrick book soon, “Garrett”. Garrett’s heroine, Julie, is a cook–named long before I read the book or the movie was released–so I’ll be able to include my own new interest–cooking.

Lots of work today, so I’ll make this short.

Until tomorrow.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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