Know Your Dahlias: Flower Styles and Sizes

Know Your Dahlias: Flower Styles and Sizes

Dahlias make it easy to keep your garden colorful from late summer through fall. As other annuals and perennials are starting to fade, dahlias are just getting started. They turn on theRead 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

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