Hard to imagine this field filled with thick, green plants and the spectacular colors of dahlia flowers, but that’s what we’re working on now. Last fall, Stacy “lifted” the tubers, cleaned ’em up and stored them on the ping pong table. The picture above is from a couple weeks ago, before we started prep work.
With help from Gordy and Christine Wilson (former owners of the farm), we pulled out the irrigation system and stakes, tilled up the ground and got the support wire grid laid out again. So now it looks like this. Still hard to picture it filled with dahlias, but at least it’s an improvement.
After three days of sorting tubers, Stacy is planting our favorites from last season, along with some hot new varieties from dahlia legend, Lou Eckhoff. If all goes well, the field will be filled again with the colors we love in July and August. Come by and pick some this summer. I’ve found that having dahlias around just makes you feel good.