GYO Workshop Part 2: Grow Your Own Dahlias

Dahlias, Dahlias, Dahlias. There is a dahlia craze spreading across the country, and for good reason. Dahlias are easy to grow and perhaps the most beautiful flowers we grow.  So, if you've been dying to grow dahlias, we’re here to help, we grow over 6,000 tubers a year. We will teach you to grow these beautiful blooms like a pro flower farmer.

This series is good for the novice as well as intermediate gardeners, we will cover the basics and dig deep on all things dahlias.

We will focus on bed prep, how to plant out your dahlias and care for them properly to endure the best blooms. We will cover the field tools, trellising, mulching, fertilizing, and irrigation techniques to make your dahlias as low maintenance as possible.

This workshop will also dig deep into the more advanced techniques of storing and - dividing dahlias to increase your stock inexpensively.

This class will be very hands-on, full of all the necessary information you need to be successful at growing dahlias. We supply all the supplies, tools, and expertise required for this class. Each attendee will receive a bag of coveted Cross Street Flower Farm dahlia tubers to take home and plant. 

Topics Covered:

  • Dahlia varieties

  • Dividing Dahlias

  • Growing Dahlias (bed prep, weed prevention, pinching, staking, irrigation)

  • Harvesting as Cut Flowers

  • Digging and Storing Dahlias over winter

Workshop attendees will receive:

  • A bag of our coveted Cross Street Flower Farm dahlia tubers

Be sure to dress comfortably and for the weather. We will maintain social distance and require masks to be worn. Class is rain or shine and takes place outside in the farm fields.

Date: Saturday, May 15th

Time: 10:00am - 1pm

Location: Cross Street Flower Farm

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

All ticket sales are final- non-transferable, non-refundable.