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August 1st 2013

It’s the season!

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Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Sorting through photos this morning it’s pretty clear that I’m a little obsessed with dahlias at the moment!

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Even though they don’t have a speck of scent, I still bury my face in the buckets every time forgetting this fact. Oh well, they’re pretty great as is.

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Available in every color of the rainbow, dahlias have the most incredible textural flowers and their sheer blooming abundance will have you looking to the sky with thanks after every harvest.

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

July was so jam packed that it just flew by. Can you believe we’re already stepping in August!?!?
The summer blur sure is a crazy one!

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

I will hopefully have a chance to catch my breath here before the next wave of exciting adventures hits. Amy Merrick will be here for our sold out Floral Workshop in just a few weeks and we have a lot of sprucing up to do to get ready!

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias Jasper

Also, if you tried to get a seat for the October Seasonal Bouquet Workshop in Philly but got there too late, we’re adding another class. Woohoo! Details are being sorted out now but if you’d like on our waiting list for first crack at tickets, email [email protected] and my office manager Jill will get you set up.

Floret Flower Farm Dahlias

Alright, it’s off to the field for me. Another wave of dahlias is waiting to be harvested!
Floret Flower Farm Dahlias Jasper Benzakein

10 Comments

  1. Rahul on

    I just bought 150 mmotamh sunflower seeds and 150 autumn beauty seeds on eBay. I’ve always loved sunflowers and this is my first to plant them. I heard sunflowers are very hardy plants so I hope it’s no problem that I live in the Philippines where the climate is tropical. Our garden isn’t that big but I’m sure I can find some space to plant the seeds in, especially the mmotamh ones.Shipping the seeds from the US to the Phils. might take a while. Will this affect the viability of the seeds?I’ve done research as to how I can harvest seeds for planting next year. So do I just let the flowers bloom long enough for them to produce seed then cut them off to dry?Also, I’m wondering about autumn beauties. Are they hybrids? Does that mean the seed I collect from them won’t turn out to look like autumn beauties anymore?Sorry for the barrage of questions. I’m just really excited to start planting my seeds once I get them. Thanks!

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  2. Ed B. on

    Erin,

    I really like the images on your site! Are you the photographer? My wife loves dahlias, and always says that I don’t have enough in my work.

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  3. Tom | Tall Clover Farm on

    Erin, a visit to you and your family’s site, is a quick trip to the beauty of your flower farm and that wonderful farmland of the Skagit Valley. I’ll trade you an acre of my island glacial silt for a half acre of your rich bottomland. Your dahlias are gorgeous, may they bloom through November! Well wishes, Tom

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  4. sarah on

    but the foliage… there is nothing like the smell of dahlia foliage. gorgeous pictures.

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  5. GEORGIA on

    Erin,
    I just had to tell you that your flowers are absolutely beautiful! I love all of the pictures you post! I am a former florist and now a cut flower farmer in eastern Oregon. My three daughters help me with my business and I think it is great that your kids help you so much too! It’s a lot of work to run a cut flower business! Keep up the good work! :)

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  6. Sarah on

    Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers…I adore the light pink ones. They remind me of delicate tissue paper flowers.

    I so wish I could attend one of your workshops. We are moving to Georgia and looking for a small acreage so I can have a cut flower garden….I would love to hear your thoughts and advice on that some day.

    Good Luck with all the wonderful things coming your way. :)

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  7. Melissa on

    Everytime I pick a new variety, I still check to see if perhaps this type might have a sweet smell! Looking forward to the Seasonal Bouquet class in Philly!

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  8. Elaine's Florist on

    Just stumbled onto this blog because I’m looking into growing my own dahlias next season… although its starting to look like its out of the question with Houston’s weather haha.

    I love how they look in arrangements; dahlias seem perfect for birthday, wedding, and even corporate flower arrangements. Do you recommend any suppliers?

    Thanks!

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