Our snow and cold temperatures have had me going order crazy on just about everything plant related. This year my little yard will be extra full, colorful and crowed. This past couple weeks I have fallen victim to Dahlias. Dahlias have me fully ensnared.
In the past years I have only had a few at a time… not this year. 🙂 The two that I grew last year where Eveline and Night Queen. I found that Night Queen was more of a vigorous grower and bloomer. The flowers also lasted longer as cut flowers which is an added plus because during the warmer months I always have to have cut flowers fresh from the garden inside. As for Eveline, not as impressed with her. The photo that I had seen that enticed me to buy her had A LOT more purple blushing. The photo to the left was the most purple blush Eveline got and that was at the end when the temperatures were cooling just days before the frost nipped it. This time when I ordered I did a general search of photos of the cultivars I ordered to make sure they will be more of what I had in mind.
A couple weeks ago a read a blog from a flower farmer and she had some of her favorites. It was a great read as always with her posts and to see which Dahlias in her experience that did better in general and as cut flowers.
Blogs have become dangerous thing. I have been learning so much and have been introduced to so many different plants which in turn gets all the creative juices going and money flowing about buying some of the plants that I see that catch my fancy.
I hope that spring will soon join us for those of us that still see white and for those that are in full spring mode I hope you are enjoying it and that it is behaving for you. I enjoy seeing all the nice spring posts. Thank you!
Do you grow Dahlias? If so, which ones are your favorites?