Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms

Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias: A Guide to Growing and Arranging Magnificent Blooms

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Overview

A stunning guide to growing, harvesting, and arranging gorgeous dahlia blooms from celebrated farmer-florist and New York Times bestselling author Erin Benzakein, founder of Floret Flower Farm.

World-renowned flower farmer and floral designer Erin Benzakein reveals all the secrets to growing, cultivating, and arranging gorgeous dahlias. These coveted floral treasures come in a dazzling range of colors, sizes, and forms, with enough variety for virtually every garden space and personal preference, making them one of the most beloved flowers for arrangements.

In these pages, readers will discover:

• Expert advice for planting, harvesting, and arranging garden-fresh dahlias
• A simple-to-follow overview of the dahlia classification system
• An A–Z guide with photos and descriptions of more than 350 varieties
• Step-by-step how-to's for designing show-stopping dahlia bouquets that elevate any occasion

Expert Author: Erin Benzakein's gorgeous flowers are celebrated throughout the world. Her book Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers was a New York Times bestseller and her first book, Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden, won the American Horticultural Society Book Award.

Filled with Wisdom: Overflowing with hundreds of lush photographs and invaluable advice, DISCOVERING DAHLIAS is an essential resource for gardeners and a must-have for anyone who loves flowers, including flower lovers, avid and novice gardeners, floral designers, florists, small farmers, stylists, and designers.

Beautiful Present: This book is a beautiful present for Mother's Day and a thoughtful gift for nature lovers, flower enthusiasts, and gardeners. The colorful, flower-forward package pairs perfectly with a bouquet of flowers, seeds, or a vase.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452181752
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 03/09/2021
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 8,071
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Erin Benzakein is a world-renowned flower farmer known for her lush, vibrant floral designs. She is the author of Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers, a New York Times bestseller, and Floret Farm's Cut Flower Garden, winner of the American Horticultural Society Book Award. Her work has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset Magazine, the New York Times, Magnolia Journal, and Country Living. She lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, with her husband, Chris, and their two children.

Julie Chai is a gardening writer and editor. She has been featured by Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes & Gardens, the San Francisco Chronicle, Gardenista, HGTV, and Sunset Magazine, where she was the senior garden editor.

Jill Jorgensen is the Creative Director at Floret, where she oversees all new product and content creation while helping bring fresh ideas to life. She has a rich background in writing, floral design, and event planning.

Chris Benzakein is the photographer behind the vibrant floral images for Floret Farm's Discovering Dahlias and Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers. In addition to managing the day-to-day at Floret, Chris is constantly documenting the brilliant beauty of the farm's flowers through his camera lens. Chris lives in Mount Vernon, Washington, where he farms alongside his family—including his wife Erin and their two children.

Table of Contents

Falling for Dahlias 9

Understanding Dahlias 13

Sizes 16

Forms 18

Color 26

Growing and Care 29

How to Grow 32

Harvesting 42

Digging, Dividing, and Storing 49

Cold-Weather Care 52

Anatomy of a Tuber 58

Storage 66

Advanced Techniques 73

Propagation Methods 76

Hybridizing 89

Designing with Dahlias 105

All Hail the Queen 108

Fields of Gold 112

Peppermint Swirl 116

Autumn Harvest 120

Shooting Stars 124

Champagne Toast 128

Peach Sorbet 132

Variety Finder 137

White 142

Yellow 148

Blush/Champagne 156

Peach 164

Orange 170

Coral 178

Raspberry 184

Pink 192

Purple 198

Red 206

Maroon/Black 212

Resources 219

Acknowledgments 220

Index 222

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