Show Stoppers

Dahlias know how to show off with big, bold blooms with perfect form and splashy displays.

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The opening buds give a hint of what is to come.

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The plants aren’t much to look at, with solid stocks that require staking. Hartford’s Elizabeth Park has a display with above ground beds for easy removal of the tubers in the fall.

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Get up close and the detail of each bloom is a work of art.

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