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  • How to Grow Dahlias the Easy Way

    If you’ve been following along with us this growing season, you know that I’m planting a lot of new dahlia varieties this year. In that, I’ve invest quite a bit of money and definitely want to make the most of it. Taking cuttings from tubers is an easy way to do this.  Here’s an assortment of four different cuttings that I took this season. You can see that they range quite a bit in terms of length and size. Here’s a closer look. You’ll notice those two green bits sticking up from each side of the stem just above where we made the cut. Ideally, cuttings should be taken anytime…

  • Propagating Dahlias by Cuttings – Cut Flower Farm

    Taking dahlia cuttings is one of the easiest ways to increase the number of plants in your cut flower patch. Propagating these plants by cuttings is also a great way to get the most for your money. The process is relatively simple and only requires some very basic equipment. First, we’ll need to select a stem to use for our cutting. I like to use cuttings that are nice and large, so that I can divide them into multiple cuttings. Taking cuttings from your existing dahlia plants will not harm the plants. Since dahlia plants need to be pinched back anyway (to encourage more growth), the pinchings can be used…

  • It’s Time for Topping Dahlias!

    Hi Lovelies, If you know me at all, you know that I’m absolutely obsessed with growing dahlias. I honestly, for whatever reason, just cannot help myself. They come in just about every size, shape, and color that you can imagine – did I mention that they’re absolutely gorgeous? The first few years that I grew dahlias, I was so frustrated. I would see these amazing photos online of these gigantic bushes completely covered in flowers – but mine looked nothing like that. Sure, mine were tall, but they would get one or two blooms before the frost and then be finished. What a waste of space, or so I thought!…