On our site you will find dahlias for cut flowers, garden display and exhibition.
Catalogue orders have now closed for 2015.
We start taking orders for next season from Jan 1st 2016. Thanks
235 Wilks Rd, Dairy Flat, ALBANY Ph 0942 67150
Right next to the Northern Motorway, only 5 minutes south of Orewa and 10 minutes north of Albany and East Coast Bays.
September 1st 2015 This month is Bee Aware Month and on the National Bee Association website you can see they support our claim that
DAHLIAS ARE GOOD FOR BEES
(see http://www.nba.org.nz/learn/beneficial-plants-for-bees/ )
Flowering prolifically in the north from December to late April a planting of Dahlias will not only attract bees to your garden, they will also fill your garden with colour. For those with allergies....dahlias are not perfumed....after all, when you make such a brilliant visual display, who needs to add smell as an attractant (perhaps I could say I dont wear aftershave for the same reason....but that would be fibbing)
Season wise, we are at least a month behind this season. Never before in 26 years have we not been planting in August...., and it looks like it will be a few weeks yet before we start with the weather.
Our neighbouring city (15 mins away) is rapidly expanding its strangle hold with massive growth and land use change scheduled on our surrounding landscape. Commercial and urban development pressure is on with their associated rate increases, to move further out....oh the joys of being near the Super (in name only) City of Auckland. The neighbour on 5 acres is now paying $5000pa.... or $100 a week in rates. I would think a bit hard for anyone on a $250 pension,
Plant just 1x tuber this season and get a mass of flowersthe same summer from just the one tuber! No other plant can compete with the Dahlia for its variety of floral form, colour range, and floral abundance.....try them you will not be disappointed....