|Dahlia Pat Fearey is a sweet pastel.|
Far-fetched? Not really. The symbolism of Easter eggs, whether the colored and decal-decorated eggs of childhood, the vinegar-and-vegetable-dye eggs of the more distant past, or the exquisite wax-relief painted eggs of the Ukrainian tradition, is all about renewal and rebirth. (Okay, we don't know where today's plastic eggs fit into this picture, except that they usually contain something edible...) Easter eggs remind us that new life emerges from something as superficially hard and lifeless as an egg.
|Who needs Easter lilies when|
you can grow White Waterlily?
|Sakwa has luscious color and form.|
So here's a great idea for an Easter gift for someone you love: go to the Lynch Creek Farm website, pick out a selection of lovely, colorful dahlias (or pick a collection), order the tubers, and print off the illustrations.
|James Albin blooms in softest yellow.|
When the dahlia tubers arrive, you or the someone you love can dig a hole, add a little soil amendment, place the dahlia tubers in, eyes up, and cover them with fertile soil. Then comes the waiting (and weeding). Before long the first leaves will be visible; then the dahlia plants will grow rapidly, flourish with your good care, and produce wonderful, brilliant flowers. How lovely to be part of such a cycle!