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DO YOU HAVE A REFERENCE LIST FOR TYPE, SIZE & COLOR BLEND CODES?

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We have presented the following Type and Size Codes for reference when you receive an invoice or for planning your garden.

SIZE CODES

AA = 10 inches or over
A = 8 to 10 inches
B = 6 to 8 inches
BB = 4 to 6 inches
M Miniature = up to 4 inches
BA Ball = over 3.5 inches
MB Miniature Ball = 2 inches - 3.5 inches
POM = up to 2 inches

BLOOM TYPE

SC = Semi Cactus
C = Straight Cactus
IC = Incurved Cactus

FD = Formal Decorative
ID = Informal Decorative

LC = Laciniated
PE = Peony Flowering
ST = Stellar
WL = Waterlily 

COLOR BLENDS

Lt Bl = Light Blend
Dk Bl = Dark Blend

DO YOU OFFER ANY GUARANTEES?

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We at Endless Summer Flower Farm are licensed by the Maine State Department of Agriculture and to the best of our knowledge the tubers we sell are disease free and true to form.  We personally guarantee that the tubers will have a live eye, will be in planting condition and will be correctly named.  However, we cannot control storage, weather, or poor garden practices.

Please contact us prior to August 15th of the current growing season if not satisfied.

NO CASH REFUNDS ARE GIVEN!

DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS OR EVER SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS?

refund or substitution headerWe at Endless Summer Flower Farm strive to please our customers!!

It is our Store Policy to only offer cash refunds when the product you order is not available.  In the event we sell out of one of your choices of tubers we can either refund your money or give you substituting tubers of equal or greater value in place of the ones we were out of.

On the order form you will be asked to tell us if you are willing to accept substitutions.  If you do not make a choice then we will make substitutions. If you choose no to accepting substitutions then we will simply refund your money.  If you choose yes then please list other variety's in the comments section that you would like to receive if possible.

DO YOU SELL FRESH CUT FLOWERS?

WE OFFER CUT FLOWERS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME WITH, OR FOR WEDDINGS OR OTHER SPECIAL OCCASIONS!!


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However, we can only sell our cut flowers locally, as we are not equipped to ship them. 

Please call for pricing and availability!

OUR PHONE NUMBER

(207) 236-8752

OUR PHYSICAL ADDRESS

ENDLESS SUMMER FLOWER FARM
C/O PHIL & KAREN CLARK
57 EAST FORK ROAD
CAMDEN, MAINE 04843

HOW DO I CUT MY DAHLIAS?

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CUTTING DAHLIAS: Cut early in the morning or late at night.  Place flowers immediately into hot (130)  degree water, then set aside in a cool draft free area to cool for 2 hours before arranging.  When arranging your flowers remove any leaves that would be under water.  Display your flowers in a cool part of your home out of direct sunlight.  By misting regularly, changing the water every other day, and re-cutting the stems your blooms will last several days.

HOW DO I DEAL WITH SLUGS?

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SLUGS: Slugs love dahlias, place slug bait or traps around the garden as soon as possible.

 

HOW DO I DECIDE WHERE TO PLANT MY DAHLIAS?

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Location: The ideal location for dahlias is one in full sun, however the plants will tolerate partial shade.

Soil: Dahlias prefer a sandy, well drained loam.  If the soil is heavy, the addition of mulch or sand is advisable.  If the soil is too sandy the addition of peat moss is advisable to retain moisture.  A soil with a pH of 6.6 will work with 6.5 being ideal.  Avoid planting close to trees, shrubs or in perennial bed where they will get shaded out.

Height & Spacing: Dahlia plants vary in heights from one foot to seven feet.  Check variety for height, and plant the taller ones to the rear of the garden.  Space your dahlias according to bloom size-the large varieties should be planted two to three feet apart, smaller ones one to two feet apart.

Fertilizers: About two weeks before planting, broadcast 10-10-10 over the soil, or a one inch layer of  compost, and work into the soil.  Dahlias may be foliage-fed with a fertilizer such as Bonide Pro-Bloom 3-4-17.  A granular balanced fertilizer may be sprinkled on the soil in July and watered in.

HOW DO I DIG UP AND STORE MY DAHLIAS?

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Digging dividing Dahlias

CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO VIEW A VIDEO ON DIGGING & DIVIDING DAHLIAS

DIGGING & STORING: Dahlias should be dug in the fall after the `15th of October.  Just before digging, cut the stalk off leaving 6” above ground level for a handle.  Tie a label onto the handle with the dahlia name.  With a spade dig around the entire plant about 1 foot from the stalk.  Carefully lift up tuber clump with the spade, use care to prevent broken necks.  Set tuber clump aside to dry for a few hours, then remove excess dirt from around the clump of tubers.  Next wash excess dirt from around tubers, then divide and label individual tubers.

thermometerThere are many different ways to store your tubers:  They may be stored in shavings, peat moss, sand, sawdust , vermiculite etc.  We have switched to the newest way of storage which is to wrap them in saran wrap.  The tubers do not tend to dry out and stay nice and firm.  To store them in this way  tear off a sheet of plastic wrap about 2’ long and lay on a flat surface.  Place a tuber on one end and roll the plastic over one complete turn.  Lay another along side and roll again.  Make sure no tuber is touching another; plastic wrap must separate all tubers.  You may wrap 5+ tubers per package depending on tuber size, but in the last 6-7 inches fold over the side portions of the plastic wrap and continue to roll to the end.  Fasten with masking tape that is labeled with the tuber name.   

Wrapped bundles should be stored at 40-50 degrees F, but may be stored up to degrees if necessary.  We have done this with excellent results.  Store in cardboard boxes or other containers you would ordinarily use.  Do not store in air tight containers, the tubers will rot as they need an exchange of air.  The tubers emerge very firm,  low losses due to tuber rot, and no loss from shriveling or drying out. 

When you are ready to plant or pot up your tubers, open the package, remove the tubers and check for eyes.  The tubers tend to eye up earlier with this method, but some will not have eyed up yet as they all seem to have there own timetable.  The ones that haven’t eyed up yet can be placed in flats, covered with damp vermiculite or peat moss and placed in 70-75 degrees F.  In 1 or 2 weeks recheck the tubers for eye development.   

For more information on dahlias  you may want to purchase 
"Guide to Growing and Caring for Dahlias"

Published by The American Dahlia Society, 
16816 CR10 Bristol, IN 46507

HOW DO I PLANT MY DAHLIAS AND WHEN SHOULD I WATER THEM?

 

planting and watering graphicPLANTING: Dahlia tubers may be planted 2-3 weeks before last frost as it takes 3 weeks for the sprouts to break ground.  Dahlia plants should not be planted until all danger of frost is passed.  The exact time varies with the locality.  Too early planting may result in the tuber rotting in the ground.

Check your soil for proper moisture, it is better to plant when the soil is slightly moist.

Place stakes where the tubers are to be planted, labeling them with the name of the dahlia being planted.

Remove about five inches of soil; place the tuber flat with the eye facing upward, about one-two inches from the stake.  Cover the tuber with soil; it should be about five inches below the ground.  The tubers should be planted shallower  (three-four) inches in heavy soil.

WATERING: Do not water immediately after planting.  Too much water at this time can cause tuber rot.  When the sprouts begin breaking ground, start watering.  Normal soil should have a thorough soaking once a week.  The soil should not be allowed to dry out during the blooming season.

WHAT STORE POLICIES DO I NEED TO KNOW BEFORE I ORDER?

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  • THE DAHLIA TUBERS SHIP IN THE SPRING
  • ALL ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED UNTIL JUNE 15TH UNLESS OTHERWISE SOLD OUT
  • ALL ORDERS ARE SHIPPED AFTER APRIL 01 OF THE CURRENT SEASON
  • REQUESTS TO HAVE ORDERS SHIPPED PRIOR TO APRIL ARE AT THE BUYERS OWN RISK!!
  • ALL ORDERS ARE FILLED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
  • WE ONLY SHIP TO THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES & HAWAII
  • NO ORDERS WILL SHIP UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED
  • ALL ORDERS WILL SHIP VIA USPS UNLESS YOU SPECIFY OTHERWISE
  • ALL ORDERS WITH P.O. BOXES MUST SHIP VIA US POSTAL SERVICE
  • ALL OF THE PICTURES SHOWN ARE FROM FLOWERS IN OUR OWN GARDENS
  • WE HAVE A $25 MINIMUM ORDER NOT INCLUDING SHIPPING FEES

OUR GUARANTEES

WE AT ENDLESS SUMMER FLOWER FARM ARE LICENSED BY THE MAINE STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE THE TUBERS WE SELL ARE DISEASE FREE AND TRUE TO FORM. WE PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE TUBERS WILL HAVE A LIVE EYE, WILL BE IN PLANTING CONDITION AND WILL BE CORRECTLY NAMED. HOWEVER, WE CANNOT CONTROL STORAGE, WEATHER, OR POOR GARDEN PRACTICES.

PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO AUGUST 15TH OF THE CURRENT GROWING SEASON IF NOT SATISFIED.


TO FIGURE SHIPPING CHARGES

IF QTY OF TUBERS IS:

01-10 SHIPPING IS $10.00
11-15 SHIPPING IS $12.00
16-20 SHIPPING IS $14.00

IF QTY OF TUBERS IS OVER 20 THEN SHIPPING IS $14.00 PLUS $0.25 
EACH PER TUBER OVER 20

WHEN WILL MY ORDER SHIP?

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PLEASE NOTE:

ALL ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED AFTER APRIL 01, OF THE CURRENT SEASON.

ANY REQUESTS TO HAVE ORDERS SHIPPED PRIOR TO APRIL 01 OF THE CURRENT SEASON WILL BE AT THE BUYERS OWN RISK.