Week 39 – Dahlia Madness

I never tire of dahlias – their endless color and bloom shape. This year I went overboard on a certain color, positive the summer brides would want it. Well, I guessed wrong! But there’s a silver lining in that I get the dahlias in my garden and my house bouquets.

Here they are in a simple colored canning jar.

 

The key to getting a good vase life out of dahlias is to cut them early  (or very late in the day),  put the cut stems in 2-3″ of near boiling water and let call. Cut them to the length you want.

These dahlias were ready for their close-up.

 

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