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Floret Farm’s
Discovering Dahlias

A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms

In this inspiration-packed guide, celebrated farmer-florist Erin Benzakein reveals all the secrets you’ll need for cultivating your own gorgeous dahlias. These cutting garden favorites are some of the most beloved flowers for arranging and come in a dazzling range of colors, sizes, and forms, offering enough variety for virtually every garden space and style. 

Full of expert wisdom and overflowing with hundreds of breathtaking images, Discovering Dahlias is an essential resource and must-have book for anyone who loves flowers.

Now available from booksellers everywhere.

FREE BONUS MATERIALS

AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY WITH YOUR PURCHASE OF DISCOVERING DAHLIAS
Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias Bonus Materials

Watch the pages of Discovering Dahlias come to life in this special book bonus material. Available immediately as a gift for purchasing the book, this bonus includes two videos and two printable download dahlia resources not included in the book.

  • Enjoy a tour of Floret’s rainbow dahlia field. Erin will take you on a behind the scenes tour of the Floret dahlia field where you’ll learn more about these incredible cut flowers, plus some of her favorite varieties.
  • Learn how to prevent dahlias from wilting and maximize vase life. Erin will show you step-by-step how to cut and care for fresh dahlias so you can enjoy your blooms even longer. 
  • Discover the top sources for high quality dahlia tubers in your region. This list of Erin’s favorite domestic and international suppliers includes some great local growers who offer hard-to-find varieties.  
  • Plan your perfect dahlia patch with Floret’s printable planning cards. Each card includes a color photo with essential information including the variety name, color, type, and bloom size. 

Complete the form below to get your free gift!

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR BONUS

FOLLOW THESE 2 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET YOUR BONUS VIDEOS & PRINTABLE GUIDE

Step 1: Buy The Book

We love local! Please purchase Discovering Dahlias from your locally owned bookstore or one of the following online retailers:

Step 2

CLAIM YOUR GIFT

After purchasing the book, copy your receipt number and complete the form below. Upon receipt of your submission, we’ll send you an email with your bonus materials.

Joanna Gaines Floret sitting on a porch smiling

Years ago, it was Erin’s stunning creativity and beautiful arrangements that drew me in and made me want to take note of anything and everything she was up to. I’m enamored by her knowledge and expertise, and I’m consistently inspired by how she dreams big and takes risks—always learning, growing, and moving forward.

JOANNA GAINES

FALL IN LOVE WITH DAHLIAS

PEEK INSIDE THE PAGES OF DISCOVERING DAHLIAS

Discover expert advice for growing, harvesting, and designing with these prolific bloomers, along with a primer on the astounding array of dahlia choices, a variety guide with lush photos and detail for more than 350 of Benzakein’s favorites grouped by color, and a collection of showstopping bouquets to inspire your own creations for elevating everyday and special occasions.

Martha Stewart

The delicate but straightforward descriptions of each and every dahlia in this amazing book by master grower and chronicler Erin Benzakein made me pause. I finally realized why I grew these flowers, why I coveted each and every type and form, and why I wanted every color in every size and shape to add to my gardens and flower arrangements. This is a beautiful book.

Martha Stewart
Erin Benzakein holding dahlias in the Floret field

ERIN BENZAKEIN

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR & THE NATION’S LEADING FARMER-FLORIST

Celebrated flower farmer Erin Benzakein is known for her lush, romantic floral designs. She is the author of Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers, a New York Times bestseller, and Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden, winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award. Her work has been featured across notable publications, including Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, The New York Times, Magnolia Journal, and Country Living. She lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, with her husband, Chris, and their two children.

Jill Jorgensen

JILL
JORGENSEN

CO-AUTHOR

As Floret’s Creative Director Jill oversees all new product and content creation while helping to bring fresh ideas to life. She has a rich background in writing, floral design, and event planning. She began her relationship with Floret in its earliest days, when she was the first florist to buy blooms from the farm. Since then, she has worked alongside Erin, co-producing educational resources and books. She lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and two children.

Chris Benzakein

CHRIS
BENZAKEIN

PHOTOGRAPHER

Chris is the photographer behind the vibrant images for Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias and Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers. He is continually documenting the brilliant beauty of the farm’s flowers through his camera lens. Chris farms alongside Erin and their children, and uses his background as a mechanic and helicopter pilot to help manage the day-to-day operations of the farm.

Julie Chai

JULIE
CHAI

EDITOR

Writer and editor Julie Chai has spent her career covering gardening and landscapes, and is the editor of Floret Farm’s A Year in Flowers and Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden. Her work has been featured by media including Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gardenista, HGTV, and Sunset Magazine, where she was the senior garden editor. She lives and gardens in Los Altos, California, with her husband and son.

PRESS

DISCOVERING DAHLIAS HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:
  • Martha Stewart Living logo
  • The Seattle Times logo
  • Sunset logo
  • House and Garden logo

PRESS INQUIRIES & STOCKING THE BOOK

For press inquiries, interview requests, and publicity inquiries please contact [email protected]

If you are interested in stocking the book in the U.S., please contact: [email protected]

For international stocking inquiries, please reach out to: [email protected]chroniclebooks.com
DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE
Frances Palmer holding a basket of dahlias

Floret’s gorgeous new book, Discovering Dahlias, is an up-to-date guide on everything the professional or home gardener needs to know about growing dahlias, from practical instructions on planting to chapters organized by flower shape and color. Erin and her team have splendidly illustrated the techniques for attaining and then arranging these bountiful blooms. The beautiful photographs by Chris Benzakein demonstrate his and Erin’s great partnership, as well as his love for their flowers and stunning farm.

Frances Palmer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is your book available internationally?

Signed copies of the book are available in the Floret Shop and can be shipped internationally. The book is also available via several international booksellers. Please see the order section below to view a list of online retailers. Additional Canadian retailers not listed include: McNally Robinson and Munro's Books. Additional UK retailers not listed include: Book Depository, Hive, Blackwells, and Foyles. Additional European retailers not listed include: Adlibris (Sweden), Dubray (Ireland), Galignani (France), Dussmann (Germany), and American Book Centre (Netherlands). Additional Australian retailers not listed include: Matilda Bookshop, Avenue Bookstore, Kinokuniya, and Riverbend Books.

Will you be offering signed copies in the Floret Shop?

Yes! Signed copies of Discovering Dahlias are available in the Floret Shop.

Is Erin available to do a book signing or speak to my garden club or group?

Erin’s public speaking availability is extremely limited and she is not booking any new events in 2021.

I’d like to feature Discovering Dahlias on my blog or website. How do I get permission to reprint photos from the book?

Please contact [email protected] for photos and additional information on featuring the book on your site.

Are the bonus materials available for books purchased from any retailer, or only if you buy from the Floret Shop?

The bonus is available for any book purchase, no matter where you bought it. Please save your receipt or order number to access your free bonus gift. If you have any issues, please contact [email protected].

How do I get copies of the book to sell in my shop?

To stock the book in the U.S., please contact: [email protected]. For all other countries, please contact: [email protected].

Chris and Erin Benzakein of Floret sorting cut flowers of many colors on a wooden work bench

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