It’s May, the soil is warming up, and I’m getting ready to plant my dahlias in a sunny spot safe from gophers, right outside my front door for daily dahlia cheer.
Dahlias aren’t exactly a low maintenance plant, but I love them and the work is worth it to me.
Did you know that dahlia tubers are actually edible? It’s true, I’ve tried them. Most dahlias today are cultivated for beautiful showy blooms however, not flavor.
The tubers I’ve tried from my pretty garden dahlias tasted a bit like bland jicama. Not bad, but not that great either. Either way, it’s good to know about in a jam.
There are thousands of named dahlia varieties. The images in this post are of some of my favorite blooms that I recorded at The Pescadero Flowery in Pescadero, CA last year.
Sadly, The Pescadero Flowery no longer exists in a physical location, but memories of its almost 100 varieties of gorgeous dahlias will forever live on in our hearts and photo albums.
There’s no way I could pick 1 favorite dahlia variety. Even trying to make a top 10 list is a challenge.
The dahlias in this post were some of my many favorite blooms at the flowery, in alphabetical order.
What are some of your favorite dahlia varieties?