You may have seen the gallery of our friend Charlie's Dahlias
on  Organic Gardens 2014.  There's a story behind that. 

Our friend Charlie's Dahlias

In years past, Michael and I have always made our own compost by adding greens, veggies, leaves, earthworms, eggs shells, even coffee grinds to our compost bin.
You must be VERY patient for the compost to get to the right stage to use.
Well, when it comes to gardening and doing projects around our homestead I am not that patient of a person, admittedly.
When I come up with an idea or I see something I want to make, plant, seed, etc I want it done then I absolutely LOVE dahlias. They are my personal favorite of all flowers.
I especially love Plate Size Dahlias.
Don't get me wrong...when it comes to flowers I love them all.
But when I see something like this:

I have to admit, I was a bit envious! I wanted mine like this too! Sooo I spoke to Michael and he decided to surprise me for Mothers Day. Here's how that turned out!

JBHomemade offers natural, botanical skincare and the gentle hair removal method called sugaring. The use of Nature's Bounty to provide a natural lifestyle, skin care and health has been around for centuries. Our organic gardens thrive with homegrown flowers, herbs and vegetables. In this second chapter of my life, I share a commitment with my family to live a clean, natural,  self-sustaining, homesteading lifestyle here in TN.
The concept of Clean, natural living inspires each of my homemade products.

The Flower Box 2014 - Dahlias

I had started my dahlias and other seeds in containers with our own compost mixed in with soil about 2 months before he built the box for me.
So, I already have some growth showing in the diamond.
All my flowers come from our greenhouse started from seed.
Diamond, of course Dahlias, outer: Petunias, alyssum, violets, African daisies.
Anndd…here we go!

The Flower Box 2015 - My Herbs