(Closed) dahlias

posted 8 years ago in Seattle
Post # 5
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1570 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We recently decided to add about 40 loose dahlia stems to our decor, and are debating where to get them. Probably worth not going through the florist, since even she herself suggested I could get a better price at Pike’s Place. I’m not sure I’d rely on Pike’s to have that many blooms in the color medley I want, though. If anyone does know a local place, I’d also like to hear it.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

There is a farm north on I5 that sells cut stems. I’ve been researching and most farms don’t sell cut stems.  I am digging around trying to find the info… might be at home.  I scoped out Pikes this summer and they usually have every color imaginable.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@pretzel Thanks for the links! But, am I correct in interpreting that Lynch Creek Farms is charging $4-6 per blossom? My florist only charges $3 per blossom. Do you have any idea about the prices at Sea-Tac Dahlia?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

Those prices are for tubers- the acutal plants.  They don’t have the price of cut stems listed on the site- they sell at the farmers market in olympia. I would just call the phone number to find out whow much they sell the cut flowers for. The man I spoke with was super helpful (i did however forget to ask about price- whoops- i was focused on will there actually be Dahlias for sale in early July!)

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios

PS- Most local dahlia farms do not sell cut flowers, except through the farmers markets. When I attended the Dahlia society’s national show this summer I found out the somewhat sad fact that Dahlias are primarily grown for 1) the tubers to sell to gardeners to grow their own and 2) for competions. 🙁

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m obviously not using dahlias for my December wedding, but I was reading a post about flowers on Offbeat Bride and I found this:

http://www.dahliabarn.com/cut.phtml in North Bend. You’ll have to go out there to get them and it looks like they may only offfer it starting the first week of August. Prices look good though! $75/5 dozen with further bulk discounts.

Post # 12
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252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

Go to Pike’s Place and ask the ladies there if they will have Dahlias.  We did and were told we could buy 8-10 for $6.  They just needed to know a week ahead of time how many and what color so they could make sure to bring the right amount. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

That sounds like a great idea Joey, thanks! I’m going to need 40 blooms in 2-3 specific colors, you think the Pike’s Place ladies could accommodate that if I just show up a week ahead and ask them to?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

@ Littlest Birds:

I think so.  As long as the color you want is a pretty standard Dahlia color, I’m sure it will be fine.  Good Luck!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Yea, Pike Place is a great bet, especially if you get there as soon as the market opens. I would trust them with my flowers but nothing fresh in Nov. They have some of the freshest I’ve seen. Have you checked out the Dahlia patch at Volunteer park in the fall? It’s made from the NW Dahlia club or something and they have different rare varieties and if you’re lucky you can find whole Dahlia blooms that have fallen. They get huge! Maybe you could look up the organization.

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