Growing great dahlias without pesticides

Dahlias are easy to grow but you have to be willing to put in the work. After a few years of growing dahlias in my dahlia garden, I am confident enough to say I know how to grow great dahlias. I have grown many different varieties and harvested hundreds of beautiful flowers. And I did this without ever using any pesticides, not even organic slug pellets.

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4 easy Easter egg decorating ideas

This year, Easter will be different. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, families will spend Easter at home, maybe even in isolation. It is still really important to stay at home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your home for Easter. I think we can all use a distraction during lockdown, so I’ve put together a list of easy Easter egg decorating ideas. Hope you find a way to be creative, even in these uncertain times.

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Simple tulip flower arrangement: ideas and tips

At this time of year, there isn’t an abundance of flowers outside. But you can bring flowers into your home! A few tulips in a vase make life much more enjoyable when it’s grey outside. I am not a professional florist or floral designer but I love to play with flowers. If flowers make you happy too, join me in this blog post where I show you how to make the most of a bunch of tulips.

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A Year in Flowers: New book by Erin Benzakein

I am a big fan of Erin Benzakein of Floret Flowers. I have been following Floret on Instagram for years and am constantly in awe of the beautiful images taken on the farm. Floret Farm grows hundreds of flower varieties and they all look amazing. I loved Erin’s first book, Cut Flower Garden, and now there is a new book. Cut Flower Garden was all about growing flowers. The new book, A Year in Flowers, is all about arranging flowers. Read on to learn more about this new book, or to just enjoy the gorgeous photos from the book.

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A family flower farm: spreading the love for flowers

Wouldn’t you like to walk through a field of colourful flowers? Wouldn’t you like to choose and cut as many flowers as you want? Wouldn’t you like to have lunch in the middle of a flower field?

I am such a lucky girl because that is exactly what I did at the family flower farm of Marlies and Linda.

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Dahlia discoveries: perfect Peaches n’ Cream

Dahlia Peaches n’ Cream is one of the most beautiful, the most productive and the best cut flower varieties I am growing this year. I am so in love with this pretty little dahlia. A gorgeous bloom, and this seasons favourite.

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Dahlia garden review: exciting newcomers

Hooray for Spring!

It has been sunny and bright here in Holland, the cherry trees and magnolias are in full bloom and daffodils are starting to flower in the streets. It’s almost time to start planting my dahlias!

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Dahlia garden review: trusted favourites

It’s spring here in Holland and that means brighter days and warmer weather. The days slowly get longer which means I can still do some gardening when I get home from work. I love it! It’s wonderful to be outdoors after a day at the office, even if it’s only for half an hour.

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Favourite dahlias: 3 reasons to grow dahlia Labyrinth

Hello there! Dahlia season is in full swing and despite the drought, my dahlia garden is producing lots of flowers. Flowering its heart out, dahlia Labyrinth is stealing the show. With beautiful peach-pink flowers on dark stems, this dahlia is a flower growers dream.

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Botanical Easter eggs DIY

Hello there! How are you? It’s been a while since I last updated my blog. I have been really busy with work and family. But I did want to decorate Easter eggs and share them with you. It’s kind of a tradition of this blog. And to be honest, my Easter egg blog posts are my best read posts. People visit my blog spring, summer and fall to read about my Easter eggs. I don’t know why, but I’m not complaining. So here is this year’s decorating idea, botanical Easter eggs DIY.

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