Lilac Time Dahlia: Unique, Vibrant Purple Dahlias

Much like blue, purple is one of those colors that can be difficult to find in flowers. While darker maroon or burgundy colors are common, a true purple can be hard to get - enter Lilac Time dahlia.  In purchasing Lilac Time dahlias, I was really expecting a soft lavender color. Imagine my surprise when…

Shiloh Noelle Dahlia: An Amazing Surprise in the Dahlia Patch

I have always been hesitant to purchase white dahlias. For whatever reason, the bugs always seem to flock to and destroy the beautiful blooms. Though I wasn't sure if I would like the look of Shiloh Noelle dahlia in my yard, I was pleasantly surprised. Describing the color of Shiloh Noelle dahlia is a little…

Islander Dahlia: A True Bucket of Beauty

When I first purchased the Islander dahlia, I knew that there was great potential. By nature, I'm always drawn to huge dahlias. This, in combination with the color, made this selection ideal. After my first season, I was certainly not disappointed.  As you can see, the plants produced an amazing amount of flowers. Thanks to…

Night Silence Dahlia: Uniquely Dark and Mysterious

Last winter, I made a lot of dahlia orders on a whim. After receiving a gift card for Eden Brother's from a family member, I decided that I would order the 'Romantic Mix' dahlia pack. Included in this pack of 5 tubers was Night Silence dahlia. Though very similar to my Creme de Cognac dahlia,…

Terracotta Dahlias in the Cutting Garden

It seems like any shade of peach or pink is always on trend in the cut flower garden. This year, I added Terracotta dahlia to my plant collection. The abundance of blooms and beautiful colors quickly made this cultivar one of my absolute favorites! At any given point in the growing season, my Terracotta dahlia…

The Changing Beauty of BJ’s Dusty Rose Dahlia

I think one of the main reasons that dahlias really appeal to me is that each variety is so different. It's absolutely amazing how flowers will differ from one plant to another. It seems that I'm always drawn to order the flowers which are most unique. BJ's Dusty Rose dahlia is no exception to this,…

David Howard Dahlias are Seriously Gorgeous!

This dahlia season was definitely one about which I was very excited. After winning an ebay auction full of new-to-me tubers, I was so eager to see the new varieties I had acquired. This year, I was able to grow David Howard dahlia for the first time. From the beautiful foliage to the color, it…

Steven David Dahlia: A Unique Red Option for the Dahlia Garden

I'm not naturally drawn to red or yellow dahlias. So, imagine my surprise when I received a Steven David dahlia tuber as a free gift in one of my tuber orders that I made this year. Since I'd never turn down the opportunity to grow a new variety, I planted it immediately.  My Steven David…

Fall Hardy Annual Seedling Update

It's been a few weeks since I posted about finally starting the process of sowing the seeds of my hardy annual flowers. In this, germination is in full swing for a lot of the fall hardy annual flower seedlings. Let's take a closer look -  After I ran out of cell trays, I started using…

Harry Meggos Dahlia: A True Monster of a Dahlia!

This year truly marked a first time success in the cut flower garden. While I've been able to grow some dahlias before, I was so happy to see that they really thrived this season. One of my unsuspected favorite varieties was the Harry Meggos dahlia - let's take a closer look. Though the blooms of…