Top Performing Dahlias for Summer 2016

Top Performing Dahlias for Summer 2016

It’s dahlia season and the plants in our New Jersey trial garden are starting to hit their stride. Where I live, in northern Vermont, my dahlias have been blooming for almost a month already.Read More

Planting Dahlias in Your Vegetable Garden

Planting Dahlias in Your Vegetable Garden

One thing all dahlia lovers have in common is a shortage of growing space. No matter how big your garden is, there are always more must-have varieties than you have room for. Last spring, IRead More

Making an Impact With Border Dahlias

Making an Impact With Border Dahlias

The only way to really understand a plant is to grow it yourself. So in our business, we wind up growing a lot of plants. We have a large trial garden behind ourRead More

New Dahlias for 2016

New Dahlias for 2016

This year’s dahlias will be arriving in our warehouse very soon and today we’re offering a sneak peek at some of the new varieties in our 2016 assortment. For some, it’s the first time they have been availableRead More

Overwintering Dahlias? Time To Check the Tubers

Overwintering Dahlias? Time To Check the Tubers

I was in the basement last weekend planting the last of my amaryllis bulbs, and decided I’d better check on the dahlia tubers. If you have tubers stored away for next spring, this is aRead More

The Flowerhouse - A Blooming Showcase of Past, Present and Future

The Flowerhouse – A Blooming Showcase of Past, Present and Future

  It was a signature Michigan autumn evening: crisp, cool and a little windy. The chill in the air didn’t deter the big crowd that gathered to celebrate the 10thRead More

Dahlias from Bud to Bloom

Dahlias from Bud to Bloom

  Sometimes flowers take you by surprise and seem to burst into bloom overnight. But more often, it’s a slower process that happens over days or even weeks. Watching andRead More

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

Growing Dahlias: How and Why to Pinch Your Plants

To pinch or not to pinch? If that is your question, we say pinch! Though dahlias will grow just fine on their own, one little pinch will give you aRead More

Garden Inspiration: Border Dahlias Around Our Homes

Garden Inspiration: Border Dahlias Around Our Homes

At Longfield Gardens, we are more than just a bulb company. We are also husbands, wives, parents, grandparents and gardeners. When planting season starts, we don’t have professional landscapers plantingRead More

Falling In Love With Dinnerplate Dahlias

Falling In Love With Dinnerplate Dahlias

Sometimes all it takes is one look. The dahlia Café Au Lait caught my eye as I wandered through the crowded aisles of Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was wrapped in brown kraftRead More