Longwood Gardens and The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society hosted The American Dahlia Society’s 2018 National Show this past weekend. I was able to attend and admire the many varieties. My husband and I are inspired to grow a few named varieties of dahlias in next year’s garden. We both had our favorites. I loved the large dinner plate dahlias. My favorite was the pink and yellow bloom. These dahlias are part of Cee’s Flower of the Day.
My husband likes the simpler daisy-like blossom. I’m sure there is room for both our favorites in our 2019 gardens. It will be fun to research and plan ahead throughout the winter months.
I love this view of the display. The spectators blend right into the blooms and seem to be part of the beautiful indoor garden.
Dahlia love: A garden of dahlias and admirers.
Longwood Gardens has a very informative article on growing dahlias: Growing Dahlias at Home
There are several sources for dahlia tubers in the US, I’ve included a sampling:
Another good source for dahlia information can be found at the Dahlia Addict site.