When does your online tuber sale start?
My dahlia tuber sale started on 12/12/20 at 12:00 noon. The sale will end on 3/31/21. All tubers are sold as single tubers with a visible eye. I do not accept pre-orders. All orders need to be placed online.
Who would think buying dahlias would be a competitive sport? It is so exciting, but it can be so frustrating to have some of your order taken from your shopping cart before you can even checkout.
Please remember that all sales are first come, first serve. If there is a dahlia variety that you really want, you need to purchase it first and then place a second order. Once items are placed in your shopping cart, they can be removed from your cart or say “unavailable” before you have totally checked out. This is because several people have placed an order for the same items and checked out before you. Some varieties are really in demand and sell out in minutes. I cannot change how the checkout process is set up on my GoDaddy website. I will try to refund any excess shipping due to second or third orders.
How do you store your dahlia tubers?
I store the dahlia tubers in crates in my climate controlled walk-in cooler at 44 degrees. They rest over the winter. I bring them out in the Spring to warm up and ship out to my customers starting in March and April depending on where you live and the weather.
What are shipping costs?
We ship USPS Priority Mail. It is based on weight. I really pack the tubers with peat in the bag and padding in the box. The small flat rate box from the post office is so small. I can only fit 4 tubers in it. These rates may change if the post office rates have gone up. I know shipping is expensive but I do like to protect the tubers from any damage from my house to your house. If I have room, I like to put in the box one or two bonus tubers.
1-4 tubers, $11.00 small flat rate box.
5-16 tubers, $14.35 medium flat rate box.
over 16 tubers $19.95 large flat rate box.
Are you open to the public?
We are a working farm and are not open to the public. The farm is also our home.
Can we pick up dahlia tubers from the farm?
I will try it in 2021. If there are too many people, I will have to go back to shipping only. If you are local, you can select farm pickup at checkout. It will be Saturday April 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you cannot come on that day or during that time, please select shipping. If you select farm pickup and cannot come on that day and time, I will charge you shipping and ship out your tubers on Monday April 19th. Please note, you cannot add additional dahlia tubers at that time. All ordering is done online.
Can I come to the farm and purchase tubers or call in my order?
The farm is not open to the public. The dahlia tubers are offered online only.
If it says sold out, will you have more dahlia tubers?
The sale started on Saturday, December 12th and some varieties sold out quickly. I will review the tubers after we have dug them up and divided them. If I can offer more, I will update the website. I will be letting email subscribers know first when I update the quantities on the website.
When do you ship dahlia tubers?
We ship tubers in March depending on the weather to Florida and Georgia. We ship to the southern U.S. in early April and the northern U.S. in mid-April. We do not want the tubers to freeze in transit so everything will depend on the weather. We ship USPS Priority Mail. You will receive an email prior to shipment. Please let me know if your address or email changes. We need a physical address for shipment.
Do you ship internationally?
We ship only to the United States currently.
Do you allow photography at the farm?
Unfortunately, we are a working farm and the farm is not open to the public.
I have been growing cut flowers for local florists and wedding designers in the Winston-Salem and Greensboro, NC area since 2015. Our dahlias have been used for weddings, workshops, and events. My local florists love all the varieties and have given me a lot of feedback. These dahlias are a great addition to your home garden. If you sell flowers, they would be beautiful to sell to your local florists or an addition to your farmer’s market or flower CSA bouquets. We are a certified NC nursery, and we are inspected by the NC Department of Agriculture yearly to ensure we are free of pests and disease.
Please contact me by email if you have any questions about your dahlias. The dahlia tubers are packed in bags with peat with a label in the bag. All orders will begin shipping in early April, or after the danger of frost has passed, via USPS Priority Mail. When you receive your order, open and look at your tubers. If there are any issues with your dahlia tubers, please contact me within 10 days of receipt. Keep your dahlia tubers in a cool, dark place until you are able to plant. Dahlias are planted after your last frost and when the soil temperature is around 60 degrees which is usually is mid April through May in most areas. I am in zone 7 so I plant mine in late April. If you can plant your tomatoes, then you should be able to plant your dahlia tubers.
Dahlia tubers come in all shapes and sizes. All dahlia tubers purchased from us will will be shipped with at least one visible eye. We are not liable for any damage or loss resulting from storage, weather conditions, or rodent damage. They do sprout at different times depending on the dahlia variety. Early blooming dahlias are going to sprout sooner (about 2 weeks) than late bloomers which can take 6-8 weeks to produce eyes. I try to send tubers that have started to sprout so they will be ready to plant when you receive them. We are not responsible for poor growing conditions or weather conditions that cause tuber rot. If you are not satisfied with your dahlia, please contact me. I cannot fix the problem if I do not know about it. If the dahlia has not sprouted in 6 weeks, carefully dig it up, and contact me to discuss. Please let me know any other concerns about the dahlia by July 31st of the current growing season.