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. Tyler James Dinner Plate Dahlia, Dinner Plate Dahlia Tyler James, Red and Yellow Blooms

    ‘Tyler James’ Dinner Plate Dahlia fires up the garden all summer long with blazing red petals surrounding golden yellow centers. The spectacular 8-10-inch blooms stand atop stur...

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    Tyler James Dinner Plate Dahlia Tyler James Dinner Plate Dahlia Dinner Plate Dahlia Tyler James
    $27.98 Sale $15.99
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    ‘Tyler James’ Dinner Plate Dahlia fires up the garden all summer long with blazing red petals surrounding golden yellow centers. The spectacular 8-10-inch blooms stand atop sturdy stems perfect for cutting. Gather by the handful for unforgettable bouquets – cutting helps produce more blooms. Few plants offer gardeners such big rewards as dahlias - adored by butterflies, hummingbirds, and neighbors alike! Pot up ‘Tyler James’ in containers or add to the back of sunny borders. (Dahlia)
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  2. Ice Crystal Fimbriata Dahlia, Dahlia Fimbriata Ice Crystal, White Blooms

    Sophisticated and exciting, ‘Ice Crystal’ Fimbriata Dahlia brings elegance to the garden in summer and fall, sporting pale buttery yellow centers and delicate, pure white, fringe...

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    $26.98 Sale $13.49
    Per Bag of 3
    Sophisticated and exciting, ‘Ice Crystal’ Fimbriata Dahlia brings elegance to the garden in summer and fall, sporting pale buttery yellow centers and delicate, pure white, fringed petals. “Ice Crystal” will provide contrast in colorful beds, or continue a white theme in sunny gardens, with blooms all summer to first frost. Stylish 6-inch blooms attract pollinators and make great cut flowers. (Dahlia)
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  3. 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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    Brilliant Burst Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection Brilliant Burst Dinner Plate Dahlia Collection Dinner Plate Dahlia Brillaint Burst Collection
    $74.98 Sale $39.99
    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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  4. Pink Dinner Plate Dahlia Otto's Thrill

    'Otto's Thrill' can light up a whole garden with its clear, cotton candy pink flowers that unfurl to reveal perfect dahlia form. These dinner plate-sized flowers arrive on sturdy, fa...

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    Otto's Thrill Dinner Plate Dahlia Otto's Thrill Dinner Plate Dahlia Dinner Plate Dahlia Otto's Thrill
    $25.98 Sale $12.99
    Per Bag of 3
    'Otto's Thrill' can light up a whole garden with its clear, cotton candy pink flowers that unfurl to reveal perfect dahlia form. These dinner plate-sized flowers arrive on sturdy, fast-growing stalks and bloom from mid-summer until frost. Deer resistant. (Dahlia)
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