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Growing your own dahlias for weddings and events

Blooms for Brides

As a specialty cut flower grower, I know the staggering costs of wedding flowers and how access to the best flowers and designers for your big day can be both expensive and a little intimidating for young couples starting out on a tight budget. I'm a big fan of the hustle, so I'm always impressed with DIY brides who contact me looking for ways to access those hard to get dahlias. So, I thought I'd dedicate a page of my shop to helping brides (and designers alike), grow their own wedding and event cutting 

gardens.


Dahlias are incredibly popular for wedding work and below you'll find links to the most popular wedding flowers from our flower farm, that are ordered by some of the most exceptional floral designers that are based in the Pacific Northwest. 


You'll also find growing and harvesting tips and secrets that will have you producing armloads of gorgeous high-end, long lasting blooms, just perfect for any event from late summer through fall.

Learn More on Growing

Check out the Growing Dahlias page for more information on how to grow and care for your plants and

ways to keep them healthy, vigorous and free from bug bites and critters.

Growing tips

You know the time, date and location. Your palette is all set, so let's make sure you'll have enough dahlias for what you're planning.


In most areas of the US, dahlias really get going around mid August and will bloom until your first frost.


To work out how many tubers/plants you will need remember that each tuber gives you 1 plant and each plant produces around 1 or 2 blooms per week, and when cut can be held for about 5-7 days in a 

cool room away from harsh light.


Harvest your dahlias in the cool of the evening or early in the morning. In the evenings (when I harvest) water them beforehand with cool water to help re-hydrate take the heat off which gives them a longer vase life.


Cut your dahlias with clean, sharp pruners or garden scissors. 


When you cut your dahlia, give her a little shake to get any bugs out of the blooms then place them in a clean bucket with clean, warm water (you can sit the bucket of water out in the summer sun for an hour or so to warm it up). 


A single drop of Clorox in the water will prevent any dirt that might get on the stems or in the bucket becoming an issue

and shortening the vase life. 


Take your blooms to your cool storage area ASAP.


Check out the Growing Dahlias page for more information on how to grow and care for your plants and

ways to keep them healthy, vigorous and free from bug bites and critters.

Bucket of cafe au lait dahlias

Bucket of cafe au lait dahlias