Dahlias -- Dahlias have become one of the most popular flowers of late summer/fall.  They come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors -- from the palest pastels, to brilliant and bright colors, to nearly black.  They are planted as tubers, which look a little bit like a clump of miniature sweet potatoes, in the spring.  To grow them as a cut flower takes a fair amount of effort -- achieving long stems means regular dis-budding of side shoots and buds, staking of the plants (something we didn't do a very good job of this year), and protection from frost.  Despite their high-maintenance disposition, we love them -- and so do our customers!