The Dahlia

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.