August 21, 2016
I just read an interesting article written by a dahlia grower from Long Island. He told of how his family dahlia business before the depression could make an average salary of 50 dollars a day selling flowers. Then when the depression hit the farmers plowed under there flowers to grow vegetables. He talks of the beauty of the dahlia. He continues to grow dahlias today and is a judge of them in flower shows. They are all so different in shape size and color. They are tubers that require digging up in the fall and planting again in the spring. They bloom for long periods spring to fall. I love them to look at -but have difficulty trying to design with them. There stems are thick and go in all directions!
The article was sent to me by my Aunt in the snail mail. She enlightened me to how my family generations before me lived off the land of flowers 🙂 Happy
The ironic part is…. I bought a bunch of dahlias from a local farm stand that very day and was reading my mail with the my free hand. Weird huh?