June 21, 2021

Planting the Season's Dahlias

All our dahlias are planted, and I can't wait to see those colorful, spiky flowers that bloom from midsummer right through the first frost.

Dahlia is a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico and Central America. They grow from small tubers - ours were saved and stored from the previous year. This season, I decided to plant our dahlias behind my large vegetable greenhouse where they can get full sun. There are many named dahlia varieties with flowers ranging from small to giant dinner plate size. Many of our dahlia tubers are from Floret, a family farm and floral design studio in the State of Washington. We also have some from Swan Island Dahlias in Oregon, a family owned business and the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States. And, a selection from The Flower Hat, based in Bozeman, Montana.

Enjoy these photos.