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Dec 20, 2015 9:55 AM CST
Name: Ted
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Arrangers flowers are those that have something special that makes them suitable for an arrangement. Examples:
The one flower design: The flower must be beautiful and colorful and have a shape and form that allow it to be the only flower in the design.
The exotic blooms: Spiderwoman, Wyns Eeekk!!, Shaggy Dog and and several others are just wonderful for designs.
Examples of blooms that are not arrangers flowers: Most ball dahlias, most formal decorative flowers, flowers that have ugly colors.
What are the differences between good cut flowers and arrangers flowers? Good cut flowers have to be prolific bloomers for economic reasons. Arrangers flowers can be scarce bloomers and difficult to grow as people will put up with their quirks to get the special flowers. Spiderwoman is an example as it is not very vigorous, has to be disbudded as the stems are too short and makes very few tubers. But one Spiderwoman flower is all you need.

We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.

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