Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Delightful Dahlias

Dahlias are one of the most spectacular flowers. They come in vibrant colors and can be as small as two inches around to as large as a foot in diameter. There are over 36 species. Most flowers only have two sets of chromosones but Dahlias have eight sets which accounts for the multiple varieties. They grow well in a sunny, warmer climate and prefer soil with sand mixed in. Dahlias will add color to your garden and can last up to a week when cut. They are in seaon now so hurry and pick some up at your local farmer's market. These are from Montecito Flowers on Coast Village Road in Montecito.

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