Dahlias

Dahlias

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Artist Frances Palmer, famous for her vases and pottery, is also a passionate dahlia gardener. May is a great time to plant dahlia tubers and Palmer gives step-by-step instructions, along with photos of her beautiful dahlia garden in bloom and her beautiful vases.
Debra Prinzing, author of the new book The 50 Mile Bouquet: Seasonal, Local and Sustainable Flowers, gives us flower-buying tips for the footprint-conscious. 
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A stunning late-season garden in a valley of the Appalachian Mountains, in North Carolina, has profuse plantings of dahlias, asters, salvia, and more. 
Artist Frances Palmer, well-known for her pottery, is also a passionate dahlia gardener. After teaching us how to plant dahlias, she returns to GardenDesign.com to show us how to dig up and store dahlia tubers for the winter. 
Now that Labor Day is behind us and the kids are heading back to school, Katherine Anderson of Marigold and Mint creates a few late summer flower arrangements with three favorite flowers of the season: sunflowers, zinnias, and dahlias.
Planning your spring garden? For what they lack in height, compact Dahlias make up for it with color and beauty. Perfect for beds and borders, Longfield Gardens offers a variety to brighten up your garden from spring to fall.
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Want your bouquet to really pack a punch? How about a fiery red-and-yellow dinner-plate dahlia up to 11 inches across! Dahlias can take a little effort (staking, pinching, storing tubers over the winter in cooler zones), but the results are worth it, and anyone who loves to make floral arrangements has them on the list of must-haves. ‘Bodacious’ can produce flowers midsummer into fall. dahlias.com, dutchbulbs.com