TUBER HARVEST | DAHLIA GIVEAWAY

January 19, 2022 112 Comments

TUBER HARVEST | DAHLIA GIVEAWAY
We could not be more excited to finally offer up our dahlia tubers! All of the varieties that you will find in the online shop were grown right here on the farm. These are of the same planting stock that we will use ourselves this coming year.

 

ROOTED FLOWERS MARY IN FIELD
A few years back, a control element in our tuber storage area failed. It was catastrophic to our original tuber stock, eliminating everything we had built up. We have been working hard to rebuild this crop to make the tuber shop possible.

 

Rooted Flowers dahlia dividing

Each spring we plant one individual tuber. These potato looking fingers grow more within the soil, so that by fall, we can dig them up and divide. One tuber might yield 6 or more new tubers that can then again be planted. This process repeats itself every year.

 

Dividing dahlia tubers at Rooted Flowers
Nothing about harvesting dahlia tubers is short work. It takes us weeks to get everything out of the ground and prepared for winter storage. Every clump is hand dug with a shovel, rinsed, cured, divided, and finally, put into storage where they receive daily checks.

 

Dahlia divisions and Julia at Rooted Flowers
Our tubers are available for purchase in the Online Shop this Sunday, January 23rd 2022 @ 10 AM EST. Each order will contain planting instructions and ship (U.S. residents only) early April once the risk of cold damage has passed.

 

Dahlias at Rooted Flowers

((CLOSED)) To celebrate we are doing a dahlia giveaway! Winner receives a box of a dozen dahlias that will include all different varieities from our collection. To enter, simply leave a comment below and share what new flower varieties you hope to grow this year.

*Please note, this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. The winner will be announced Friday, 1/21. Congratulations to Mary-Kay Saraiva!

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12 Responses

Tamara childers
Tamara childers

January 19, 2022

So much work goes into these flowers but I think it just makes you appreciate them more. Thanks for doing the giveaway, would love to win this, my first year flower farming!

Pam McGrath
Pam McGrath

January 19, 2022

I am anxiously awaiting spring! Hoping to successfully grow tulips & ranunculus along with sunflowers & cone flowers! Your beautiful blooms kept our house sunny & cheerful last year!

Debbie
Debbie

January 19, 2022

I have been admiring your farm thru facebook and your blog. Love your story! All of your flowers and bouquets are beautiful especially the dahlias. I have always loved gardening…something my father taught me as a young child. Now that I am recently retired I have more time to pursue my hobby. Last year I expanded my vegetable garden and redesigned my flower bed. It sure would look spectacular with dahlias! 😏 I love zinnias also, which I grow from seed every year, and they remind me of dahlias. I have a shady nook at the back of my house and this year I would like to try hellebores there for a subtle splash of color. Thank you for this opportunity!

Martha dimauro
Martha dimauro

January 19, 2022

Rinaculas

Natalie de Gruyl-Burns
Natalie de Gruyl-Burns

January 19, 2022

Hoping to put in a few more beds this year, a wildflower gardena and a cutting flower garden with dahlias, cosmos, and zinnias.

Sarah
Sarah

January 19, 2022

Last year none of what i planted grew😩so I’ll be happy if anything grows this year!!

Brooke Logan
Brooke Logan

January 19, 2022

My sister had your dahlias in her wedding bouquet in October and I’d love to surprise her with some home grown Rooted dahlias this year since she doesn’t have a garden of her own yet!

Jaimie Allen
Jaimie Allen

January 19, 2022

Dahlias! Last year with all the water my entire collection of tubers drowned :( these are beautiful!

Jennifer Johnston-Marius
Jennifer Johnston-Marius

January 19, 2022

Hoping to grow dahlias and I planted to bunch of daffodil bulbs that I can’t wait to see bloom in the spring!

Sally meiers
Sally meiers

January 19, 2022

I am hoping to plant a few new rose bushes ❤

Allie Billeter
Allie Billeter

January 19, 2022

In addition to dahlias, I’d love to eventually grow some peonies, lisianthus and anemones! We are moving to a new home this spring and I can’t wait to FINALLY start a proper garden since we have been renters for the past 6 years!

Dawn Lucia
Dawn Lucia

January 19, 2022

Can’t wait to start the ranunculus corms that I’ve been looking at for months and I want to grow a cafe au lait dahlia!! Never grown them before 🤞!!

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