Hello hot summer sun and thick Kansas humidity. It’s July and it feels like it! The summer heat and humidity brings new problems to solve. New insects move in and weeds are thriving and foliar diseases increase with plant stress. Despite those issues the dahlias are beginning to come on strong and produce more blooms and I’m already planning for next spring! This month I will be cleaning out beds and starting seeds for the fall and spring. Spring flowering bulbs are being ordered and I’m super excited for the color that spring of 2018 has promised.