|Planting's just concluded at the Farm.|
If you haven't ordered your dahlia tubers for the summer of 2013, now's the time to choose from the specially priced, specially chosen pick-of-the-week bargain dahlia tubers featured at Lynch Creek Farm. These are top quality tubers from varieties that the Farm has in abundance this year: some that just produced phenomenally well last year and other dahlias that are plentiful because Lynch Creek grows extras for cutting for wholesale and the Olympia Farmers Market. They include:
dahlia with four- to six-inch blooms. It combines intense hues of coral, orange and red. Although its stems aren't long, it's a prolific bloomer and a great dahlia for cutting. Plants are four feet high. Who could resist this splash of color in the garden?
Amorous, a great variegated cut flower with strong stems on vigorous five-foot plants. A formal decorative type about three inches across, these compact blossoms feature burgundy-colored splatters on apricot. It is stunning in summer and fall bouquets and a great favorite at the Farm.
Sakwa, a simply marvelous cut flower. Intense pink with hints of white at the base of the pretty laciniated petaloids, Sakwa blooms boldly and has great stems for cutting; it's the ideal dahlia for use at weddings. Flowers are six to eight inches across on four-foot plants.
Shilo Jazzman, a superb cut flower. Six-inch informal decorative blossoms on long, strong stems are white with a velvety, creamy yellow at the base of the petioles. This is another one that's great for flower arranging. Plants are five feet tall.
Cornel, another Farm mainstay. This deep red ball dahlia with four- to five-inch blooms on long stems is great for cutting and adds new color to the garden late in the season.