The Dahlias are Starting to Bloom

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I have to be honest, before I started growing flowers, I never really paid much attention to these beauties. But Dahlias are perhaps one of the most coveted of all blooms and for good reason. There are many types of dahlias and all are incredible. The petal structure is simply amazing; some dense and symmetrical, some loose and whimsy. They present as strong and hardy yet in fact do not hold up well to shipping which is why it’s best to buy them local (and, if you can, it’s the right thing to buy flowers local anyway). Perhaps because of the uniqueness of these blooms there is a a lot of symbolism attached to them. My favorite meanings are: inner strength, creativity, dignity, and diversity. They are also known to represent one who stands strong in his/her sacred values. I can’t imagine a better thing for us here at 5-Leaf Clover to grow!

“Rip City” Dahlia

“Rip City” Dahlia

“Yellow Bird” Dahlia

“Yellow Bird” Dahlia

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