Ahh The Dahlia. Beautiful and bold dahlias start appearing around June and are around until the early Fall months.
The dahlia is native to Mexico and Central America. Dahlias love to be in a sunny spot in the garden but they don't always love extreme hot (I learned from planting in my garden here in Los Angeles).
There are now thousands of dahlia varieties to choose from.
How to care for your dahlia
Fill you favorite vase with fresh tap water
Remove all leaves from the stems
You can take off the baby dahlias on the stems, that way the water can make its way to the beautiful big dahlia heads
Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and place in the vase
Top up with water every day - they're thirsty and clean water should prolong their life.