How To Best Use Dahlias To Extend Your Flower Arranging Season


Fierceblooms gives tips on how to plan and organise your dahlia growing to make more effective use them in a variety of floral arrangements.
Dahlias flower their socks off late in the season when other fresh garden florals are coming to an end.

However, all to often I hear folks say that dahlias are not worth the growing effort – the colours are too bright, they don’t last well or they can’t seem to find the right things to combine them with..

In this video I talk you through some tips on how to plan and organise your dahlia growing so that you can make more effective use them in a variety of floral arrangements and create attractive end of season offerings for your brides, customers or indeed friends.


Fierceblooms is a environmentally sustainable floral business. Guarded by our ancient horse chestnut, our canalside cutting garden grows herbs and flowers while the wild edges hold magical medicinal plants here for much longer. Our hand crafted wild garden style wreaths and florals capture the seasonal moment and are created exclusively with British everlasting and fresh flowers.

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