Monday, April 6, 2020

Dahlias as Cut Flowers

 Here I'm posting photos of many of the dahlias we grow every year as cut flowers.

As of late December we are finished digging and dividing the saved tubers. Planting will begin for us in March. In a home garden in the High Country you will want to wait until early May.

This coming year we hope to start cutting flowers as early as late June with the biggest flush remaining an August- October event.

Most of these are available as tubers at our store: https://www.shady-grove-gardens.com/store/c11/dahliatubers
All should be available during the growing season as cut flowers. Contact us for orders of bunches or buckets of flowers or all dahlias.

Foxy Lady
Midnight Moon










Gerrie Hoek
White Aster Dahlia
Uptown Girl

Cornell
Karma with lime zinnia

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Lisianthus - let the planting begin

While most won't start blooming until late July at the earliest. We're currently planning our planting of these little babies. Colors this year are; pinks, cream, white, champagne.  The tiny seed were started in January.

Yellow/ Cream Lisianthus

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Bud Vase Choice for table decor


Bud vases, or various versions of milk bottle vases, plus white lovely milk glass bud vases, can lighten up your  tables, with flowers. Simple enough for any DIYer. 

Just make sure to include a little greenery and cut most flowers as short as the vase, leaving a handful of light airy stems boom you are done. The time required for filling, packing and transporting the vases is greater than the arranging. Plan on that. 

Even bud vases arrange by your florist can be more inexpensive than greenery garland, unless it’s winter. Groupings of vases are $24-40 here depending on the flowers and colors, type of bottle used. 

I’m partial to the white milk glass that doesn’t show stems. Most of these photos show the most basic smaller milk bottles. 

We offer  design options and buckets of flowers for the DIY bride.