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

Now that dahlia season is almost over, I like to look at the most beautiful, the most productive and the best cut flower varieties I am growing this year. And dahlia Peaches n’ Cream is definitely one of them! 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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5 easy flower arrangement ideas with dahlias

Hello there! I hope you have been enjoying September. Autumn colours are everywhere, leaves are starting to fall and my dahlia garden is coming to an end. Last year, I had blooms well into October. But this year, September has been wet and cold and dahlias don’t like that. Still, I really enjoyed my dahlia garden. I didn’t have as many flowers as other years, but I did have enough dahlias to play with.

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A Family Flower Farm in Holland growing dahlias

Last week my friend Sinie (also known as Super dahlia) and I drove to Noordwijkerhout in the Flower Bulb Region. We went to visit a family flower farm growing dahlias. The lovely ladies of FAM Flower Farm invited us and we couldn’t have been more excited.

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Planning a dahlia garden part 2: design your plot

Hello there! I hope you are enjoying the light and the longer days of May. Here in Holland, we had a cold and dry start to spring. Not ideal growing conditions. It wasn’t all bad, though, the daffodils and tulips lasted a lot longer than normal. But now that the Ice Saints have gone, it is time to start hardening off your seedlings and plant out any potted up dahlias.

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Dazzling dahlias at the dahlia show garden

Hello there! How are you? I hope you are enjoying the beautiful autumn colours, or, if you are on the other side of the globe, enjoying spring. In this blog post, I will take you to the CNB dahlia show garden. In my post about planning a dahlia garden, I suggested a visit to a show garden for inspiration. I did, and today I am sharing my photographs. I hope they will inspire you too. But first I will give you on update on my garden chores. Planting bulbs, yeah!

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Dahlia arrangement featuring Café au Lait

Hello there! I hope you enjoyed an Indian Summer wherever you live. The weather here has been amazing. This year’s summer was disappointing. According to the weather bureau, there were just seven days without rain! But, of course, when everyone went back to school and work, summer finally arrived. Two weeks ago we even had temperatures of 30ºC and over, which is a bit much for me. However, this week is chillier and I have to accept summer is truly over.

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