During the weeks from late July through mid-October, part of our farm bursts into colorful splendor!  The dahlia tubers that were painstakingly planted in May grow into beauties - some of which you can see pictured above.  Each year we hundreds of plants, and we have 15+ varieties displayed.  Treasured by many, these beauties don't last very long when they go to market!!   Great for parties, weddings, or simply enjoying in your home, dahlias will make a grand appearance no matter where they show up. Being a flower that carries little to no fragrance, they make great additions to dinner or buffet tables.

  

Have a special event coming up during August or September?  Contact us today for more information on how you can use Dahlia's to compliment your decor!  


  

Caring for Cut Dahlias

By Kevin Tuckey

So you’ve found the perfect flowers for that perfect vase. Now, let’s keep them looking fresh for as long as possible! While there is lots of advice online from different sources, here’s what seems to work for us. We can usually get 5-7 days of vase life from our flowers:

  1. Once you get your flowers home, remove them from the water and remove any foliage that falls below the waterline in your display container.
  2. Dahlias drink LOTS of water and appreciate fresh water daily. When changing water, we suggest cutting the stems up far enough so as to remove any discolored flesh - you may notice some browning or discoloring at the base of the flower stem; cut it away until green stem is exposed. This will allow optimal water absorption.
  3. While tap water works just fine, you may want to experiment with the ‘homemade floral preserve’ that we use. Simply add 1 tablespoon white cane sugar (yes, the same thing you use in your morning coffee), and ½ teaspoon Clorox bleach to a quart of warm tap water. Mix until the sugar dissolves and add the water to your display container.
  4. Cut Dahlias enjoy a cool room, away from direct sunlight. As a stem starts to fade, pull it from your bouquet so that you can enjoy the rest of your flowers for as long as possible!

We have grown dahlias on or farm for 15+ years.  And every year our patch seems to get a little bigger.  It goes without saying that we have developed a deep  love of  this beautiful flower. 


With our first ever Dahlia Days Event in the books, we are already planning for our 2018 event.  Mark your calendars for September 8th and 9th and check back often for more information.  


Admission - $5.00 per person; children 10 and under are free.   


To make the most of your visit:

  • Be sure to wear good walking shoes. Our flowers are planted in a field which means uneven ground is probable.
  • Be sure to bring your camera!  Our flowers are beauties, and we promise you will be able to capture some awesome pictures!
  • While children are very welcome, please understand that we must insist on adult supervision  in the flower patch and surrounding areas.  We want everyone to be safe - children and flowers alike. 

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