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Dahlias from Bud to Bloom

Posted by Kath LaLiberte on Jul 7, 2015

Border Dahlia-Bloom-Progression


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 and waiting is all part of the fun.

Now that it’s midsummer, dahlias are hitting their stride and pumping out buds by the dozens. At first they’re small and pale green. Gradually they get larger and begin to show a little color. Eventually the first petals break out…and soon the flower is there in all its glory. Hello dahlias!

How are your dahlias blooming this summer? We’d love to hear about your favorites. You can add a comment below or leave a review for the variety on our website. Thanks!

Pictured: Border dahlia ‘Melody Swing

Topics: Dahlias Inspiration Spring Planted Bulbs Summer Blooming Bulbs

Kathleen LaLiberte has been writing about gardening for more than 30 years from her home in northern Vermont, where she tends a half acre of flowers, vegetables and fruit. She has been working with Longfield Gardens since 2011.

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