We Dig Dahlias: Employee Success Story

by Amanda

Erin, one of our master gardeners and product managers, bought a house two years ago that had no existing landscaping. She and her husband have been slowly beautifying their landscape by planting perennials, shrubs and bulbs.

The first year, they planted all around the foundation. This year, they decided to hide the ugly septic system by planting a variety of Dahlia Bulbs.

In the late spring, they dug up all of the existing grass and added compost to the soil for extra nutrients. They planted 50 Dahlias, including Snow Country, Kelvin Floodlight, Babylon Red, Prince of Orange, Otto’s Thrill and Babylon Purple.

All of the Dahlias came up and they were absolutely stunning (as you can see by the photos below).

Their daughter loved heading out to the Dahlia patch every day to see the new blooms. They were so happy with the results that they dug up all of the tubers this fall to re-plant for next season. They hope to have the same gorgeous display next year.

We hope you enjoy the amazing transformation and photos of her garden as much as we do. Happy Gardening!

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  1. Cafe Au Lait Dinner Plate Dahlia

    'Cafe Au Lait' Dinner Plate Dahlia produces large, buttermilk-colored blooms up to 10 across that blush with pink and hints of barely-there latte brown. As the season progresses and ...

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    Cafe Au Lait Dinner Plate Dahlia Café Au Lait Dinner Plate Dahlia Dinner Plate Dahlia Café Au Lait
    As low as $17.32
    Per Bag of 3
    'Cafe Au Lait' Dinner Plate Dahlia produces large, buttermilk-colored blooms up to 10 across that blush with pink and hints of barely-there latte brown. As the season progresses and the flowers mature, expect more delicious color variations to appear. Excellent as a cut flower, 'Cafe Au Lait' is hugely popular in wedding bouquets and arrangements. Prefers full sun. (Dahlia)
  2. Purple Dinnerplate Dahlia Thomas Edison, Dahlia, Decorative Dinnerplate Dahlia

    'Thomas Edison' Dinner Plate Dahlia produces large, vibrant-purple blooms up to 8 across. With fully double flowers in a unique, electric shade, this dahlia makes a bold statement w...

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    Thomas Edison Dinner Plate Dahlia Thomas Edison Dinner Plate Dahlia Dinner Plate Dahlia Thomas Edison
    As low as $80.98
    Per Bag of 15
    'Thomas Edison' Dinner Plate Dahlia produces large, vibrant-purple blooms up to 8 across. With fully double flowers in a unique, electric shade, this dahlia makes a bold statement when planted in groups of 5 or more. Excellent as a cut flower and used in many wedding bouquets and arrangements. (Dahlia)
  3. Boom Boom White Ball Dahlia, Cottage Garden

    'Boom Boom White' Ball Dahlia produces compact round white flowers. This dahlia is easy to grow and blooms with 3" diameter flowers. Producing smaller flowers than dinner plate or s...

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    Boom Boom White Ball Dahlia Boom Boom White Ball Dahlia Ball Dahlia Boom Boom White
    As low as $18.65
    Per Bag of 3
    'Boom Boom White' Ball Dahlia produces compact round white flowers. This dahlia is easy to grow and blooms with 3" diameter flowers. Producing smaller flowers than dinner plate or semi dinner plate varieties, its smaller blooms are unique and last from summer to late fall. Attracts butterflies and makes an excellent cutting flower. (Dahlia)
  4. Pink American Dawn Decorative Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia American Dawn

    The sensational American Dawn Decorative Dahlia will win your heart with bold coral blossoms gathered around a violet-purple center and streaked with plum. Saturated with color, thes...

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    American Dawn Decorative Dahlia American Dawn Decorative Dahlia Decorative Dahlia American Dawn
    As low as $17.32
    Per Bag of 3
    The sensational American Dawn Decorative Dahlia will win your heart with bold coral blossoms gathered around a violet-purple center and streaked with plum. Saturated with color, these 5-inch flowers are held tall on sturdy purple stems with lovely green foliage. A must-have for cut flower arrangements, this unusual beauty will enhance the garden from midsummer until frost.
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