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 $25.98 Sale $14.99
    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)
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  2. Brilliant Burst Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection

    The Brilliant Burst Dahlia Collection brings cheerful shades of summery pinks and sunny yellows to the garden. Enormous, dinner plate-sized blooms are petal packed from mid summer un...

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    $74.98 Sale $49.99
    Per Collection of 9
    The Brilliant Burst Dahlia Collection brings cheerful shades of summery pinks and sunny yellows to the garden. Enormous, dinner plate-sized blooms are petal packed from mid summer until frosts arrive. Fast-growing and deer-resistant, dahlias are an easy way to fill garden beds and table vases all summer long.
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  3. Pink Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia, Ball Dahlia Jowey Frambo

    Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia brings showers of hot pink flowers to the midsummer garden. Cheerful and packed with personality, these bright spherical blooms will keep your gardens summer...

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    Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia Ball Dahlia Jowey Frambo
    As low as $27.98 Sale $17.99
    Per Bag of 3
    Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia brings showers of hot pink flowers to the midsummer garden. Cheerful and packed with personality, these bright spherical blooms will keep your gardens summers colors fresh and fun. Like all Ball Dahlias, these are great cut flowers that bloom until the first frost. For a flower that always makes you smile, there is nothing better than Jowey Frambo Ball Dahlia.
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  4. Tahiti Sunrise Semi Cactus Dahlia, Red and yellow cactus dahlia flowers

    'Tahiti Sunrise' Dahlia is a vibrant, colorful variety with petals that progress from yellow to red to purple, recalling a breezy, tropical sunset. A semi cactus variety, each pointe...

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    Tahiti Sunrise Semi Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise Semi Cactus Dahlia Semi Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise
    $24.98 Sale $16.24
    Per Bag of 3
    'Tahiti Sunrise' Dahlia is a vibrant, colorful variety with petals that progress from yellow to red to purple, recalling a breezy, tropical sunset. A semi cactus variety, each pointed petal is a tightly-rolled tube upon close inspection, which gives the flowerhead a sense of fullness and heft. Planted in full sun, this colorful specimen will deliver a magical amount of long-lasting summertime blooms. (Dahlia)
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