Hardy Nor'Eastern grown Dahlia tubers for customers in New England and New York

23 years of dahlia growing experience. Varieties tested in rugged New England conditions - only the strongest survive and make it to the sale table.

Some varieties you can ONLY find at By Design Dahlias

Exclusive to By Design Dahlias

These special dahlia varieties were bred here at the farm.  Sports of... 

  • What is "By Design Dahlias"?

    You have found the website for one of New Hampshire's most lovely dahlia farms!  Please take a moment to peruse my GALLERY of pictures of gorgeous dahlias all grown right here on the farm, and arranged by the Dahlia Lady, pictures of the gardens themselves, (maybe with a few kids wandering into view) and the vibrant presentation I make at the Norwich Farmer's Market in Norwich, VT.   http://www.norwichfarmersmarket.org/

    Check out the article on the farm and growing dahlias in Springfield in the Kearsarge Magazine Fall 2013!  

  • How do I...

    If you would like to learn to grow dahlias with similar success, check out my Growing Instructions page, or visit the Contact Info section for where and when I will be giving my next dahlia talk.  For a selection of the plumpest, healthiest, hardiest tubers around, you will want my Online Store.  The store is currently closed, and should re-open in spring of 2025.  You can still see the selection of what I have to offer, just overlook the "Sold Out" label. To get yourself on my mailing list, so you can be alerted when the inventory goes online, find my email address in the Contact Info section. 

  • Garden/Store update

    2023 was one of the most challenging years here at By Design Dahlias. 300 dahlias went in the ground in the spring, and came up vigorously, survived the frost, and were looking good, until somebody turned on the faucet in the sky, and forgot to turn it off. At first the plants drank it up, but as the ground became saturated, and the rain continued to fall, many plants couldn't handle the standing water, and 300 soon became 195.

    But I only lost a few varieties, and the plants that did survive were at least well watered, and generated healthy robust tubers.

    Blooms while reduced in number, stayed long - really long - and were still around by Halloween.

    Thanks to some eager helpers in my "Digging Up Dahlias Workshops"(see contact page for more information on those!!), every one of the remaining plants were dug up, carefully examined for disease, split with bleach cleaned tools each time, and stored for the winter.

    After 23 years of storing tubers, I have it to an art form, and thousands will come available for sale in the spring!!
    Get yourself on the email list to be alerted to 'add' dates! 
    ​Inventory sells out fast.