This time of year is always bittersweet – the beginning of the end of the season for the wide array of beautiful flowers in the field. It’s time to start cleaning up: pulling out annuals, lifting up plastic mulch, rolling up support netting, adding leaves and compost to condition the soil, and dividing perennials. But it’s always nice to have gorgeous, lush, colorful dahlias keeping us company while we put the rest of the fields to bed for the winter. The dahlias always keep on pumping out beauty until the first hard frost. Thank you, dahlias!