Garden Planning

Pest Management for Dahlias at Triple Wren

At Triple Wren, we plant about 50,000 dahlia plants in the ground each year. Despite our long rows and larger scale production, we still plant every tuber and rooted cutting by hand. We also check every plant for pest damage and disease on a two-week rotation throughout the season. We weed manually and monitor for […]

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Our Favorite Annual Flowers for Increasing Biodiversity

Every year, we co-plant thousands of beautiful annuals in our dahlia fields! We plant them between the dahlia varieties, often blocking them by color (so fun!), which gives us a “hard stop” between dahlia varieties at harvest time. Not only are the annual flowers beautiful and help us keep our dahlias organized, they also: Favorite

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It’s Not Too Late to Plant Your Cut Flower Garden

We’re still in mid-spring, and while pressure from social media can make you feel like the garden-planting ship has sailed, we have good new for you: there’s still time to plant dahlias and other cut flowers. It’s Time to Direct Sow Seeds Now is the perfect time to direct sow some summer-blooming annuals, especially cut-and-come-again

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Seven Traits of Gardeners Who Achieve Their Goals

Among flower growing clients and friends who achieved their goals in 2022, I’ve noticed these common trends: And incidentally, I find people with these same characteristics actually make not just good flower farmers and home gardeners but also good chess players, singers, dog trainers, writers, etc., etc…, and it’s no surprise. They have a growth

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LIVE Training – Plan for Success in Your Cut Flower Garden

This Thursday, January 12, 2023, in our online community The Garden, we’re kicking off a 14-module LIVE training event to help our members Plan for Success in their Flower Gardens. 👫💐👫💐👫 Here at Triple Wren, we love to plan. We’ve gone on a journey from complete beginners who knew nothing about farming to a place

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Plant Annuals With Your Dahlias For Biodiversity

In our constant quest for biodiversity at Triple Wren, we co-plant hundreds of beautiful annuals amidst our dahlias each year. It makes for a really beautiful, inspiring field, lets us rotate our dahlia crop within the rows from year to year, and provides beneficial insects with quite a feast throughout the growing season. 🐝🌻🌿 (Win-win-win!)

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Upcoming Live Training Events in The Garden

Want to be a better dahlia grower? Our new e-community The Garden offers so many opportunities to learn and grow your skills. We’ve got over 15 LIVE trainings planned for the next three months alone! The training topics will include:🌱 Virus & Disease ID/handling in your fall garden (December 3, 2022)🌱 Dahlia tuber storage (December

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