Sorting through photos this morning it’s pretty clear that I’m a little obsessed with dahlias at the moment!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Alright, it’s off to the field for me. Another wave of dahlias is waiting to be harvested!
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!