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A little bit about dahlias

For centuries, dahlias have been a beloved garden plant throughout Europe and North America. With over 50,000 different dahlia varieties that bloom from spring to frost, there is a perfect dahlia for every garden style, even the vegetable and herb garden. Long before dahlias were grown simply for their colorful, long-lasting blooms, they were a valuable source of food and medicine in their native range.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Dahlia Plant History And Uses

Dahlia has a rich symbolism: the flower stands for wealth and elegance, and also for love and involvement. It's a perfect flower to express your love! For the Aztecs, Dahlia was a religious symbol, besides food the flower was used in different types of ceremonies.

Dahlias are delicate flowers and sensitive to bacteria. The flowers got hollow stems, be sure you handle them with care and don’t crush them. Check the stems and flowers when you receive them on brushes. Remove excess leaves, cut the stems, and put them in cold water. Make sure there are no leaves in the water and clean the bucket/vase before use. Change the water every other day and if necessary cut the stems again.

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