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. Purple Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia Crazy Love, Dahlia, Decorative Semi-Dinnerplate Dahlia

    The extraordinary 'Crazy Love' Dahlia has full, white blooms with the thinnest violet-pink petal trim and a barely-there hint of lime green at center . This unusual semi dinner plate...

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    Crazy Love Semi Dinner Plate Dahlia Crazy Love Semi Dinner Plate Dahlia Semi Dinner Plate Dahlia Crazy Love
    $25.98 Sale $16.89
    Per Bag of 3
    The extraordinary 'Crazy Love' Dahlia has full, white blooms with the thinnest violet-pink petal trim and a barely-there hint of lime green at center . This unusual semi dinner plate variety lends a refined and understated elegance to the garden, but is bold and showy in the vase. Full sun. (Dhalia)
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  2. Karma Corona Cactus Dahlia

    The striking 5” flowers of Karma Corona Dahlia are a softly spiked mix of peach and mango tinged with light violet accents. This cactus type dahlia was originally bred as a cut flo...

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    Karma Corona Cactus Dahlia Karma Corona Cactus Dahlia Dahlia
    $25.98 Sale $16.89
    Per Bag of 3
    The striking 5” flowers of Karma Corona Dahlia are a softly spiked mix of peach and mango tinged with light violet accents. This cactus type dahlia was originally bred as a cut flower, but will breathe life into a sunny mid-summer border with style and substance. Abundant bloomer. (Dahlia)
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  3. Kelvin Floodligh Dinner Plate Dahlia

    If you like yellow, you'll love 'Kelvin Floodlight' Dahlia's classic, butter-colored flowers that arrive dinner plate-sized, at up to 10" across. Set against deep green foliage that ...

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    Kelvin Floodlight Dinner Plate Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight Dinner Plate Dahlia Dinner Plate Dahlia Kelvin Floodlight
    $24.98 Sale $16.24
    Per Bag of 3
    If you like yellow, you'll love 'Kelvin Floodlight' Dahlia's classic, butter-colored flowers that arrive dinner plate-sized, at up to 10" across. Set against deep green foliage that comes in lush and thick, 'Kelvin Floodlight' is a great way to add fast-growing color to beds, borders, and containers. Brighten up the garden with this easy-to-grow favorite. (Dahlia)
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  4. 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
    $76.94
    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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