Don's Dahlias, Etc.

Don's Dahlias, Etc. Grower of gorgeous dahlias and other flowers -- http://donsdahliasetc.com A grower of vegetables, fruits, and other plants for most of his life, Don Dramstad first undertook the labor of love that is dahlia growing in the 1990s.

Despite the inherent difficulties of dahlia cultivation in the hot summers of the Washington, D.C., area, each year more and more of his acreage outside Leesburg, Virginia, is occupied with the striking blooms. Don has been President of the American Dahlia Society from November, 2014, to present. Don also has served as president and board member of the National Capital Dahlia Society for many years.

Making an attempt this morning to see if I can propagate any of this African Blue basil...I’ll keep you posted if I’m su...
09/29/2019

Making an attempt this morning to see if I can propagate any of this African Blue basil...I’ll keep you posted if I’m successful 😊

A few of our dahlias this season ... not selling blooms this year, enjoying what we have and leaving them on the plants
08/25/2019

A few of our dahlias this season ... not selling blooms this year, enjoying what we have and leaving them on the plants

I am 70 inches tall, can you see the amaranth behind me?!😂
08/01/2019

I am 70 inches tall, can you see the amaranth behind me?!😂

Walking around ... checking on flowers and whoever else is surviving in the heat and storms of this summer 🐝
07/22/2019

Walking around ... checking on flowers and whoever else is surviving in the heat and storms of this summer 🐝

The Goal....keep the dahlia plants alive through July and August to have beautiful blooms in September and October.  It’...
07/20/2019

The Goal....keep the dahlia plants alive through July and August to have beautiful blooms in September and October. It’s the heat And the humidity And the insects 😳... some of the plants are struggling, some are doing okay. Blooms are looking rough in our dahlia patch. Sunflowers are doing great 😂!

Used the last of the peonies and the first of the hydrangea to make up a couple of bouquets for David’s HS graduation pa...
06/15/2019

Used the last of the peonies and the first of the hydrangea to make up a couple of bouquets for David’s HS graduation party tomorrow

Our peony bouquets available for purchase this weekend at Purcellville Southern States store
06/08/2019

Our peony bouquets available for purchase this weekend at Purcellville Southern States store

I never filter my photos, but couldn’t resist posting this black and white of our pink peonies, their textures really po...
06/03/2019

I never filter my photos, but couldn’t resist posting this black and white of our pink peonies, their textures really pop!

Another shade of pink
05/26/2019

Another shade of pink

Still enjoying these peonies
05/24/2019

Still enjoying these peonies

05/20/2019

Something so calming about watching this, everything is right in her world 🌎

Winding up peony harvest for 2019.  We always leave a few blooms on the plants...we think it’s good for the plants not t...
05/19/2019

Winding up peony harvest for 2019. We always leave a few blooms on the plants...we think it’s good for the plants not to strip them bare...letting them do what they do best...just bloom!

End your weekend on a HaPpY note!  Stop in at our roadside flower stand and grab a bouquet!  Our peony bouquets are also...
05/19/2019

End your weekend on a HaPpY note! Stop in at our roadside flower stand and grab a bouquet! Our peony bouquets are also available today at the Purcellville Southern States store!

Set up at 7:30am Saturday!  North side of driveway, 25 feet from Loyalty Road.  By afternoon, I follow the shade and mov...
05/18/2019

Set up at 7:30am Saturday! North side of driveway, 25 feet from Loyalty Road. By afternoon, I follow the shade and move the table and flowers to South side of driveway out of the direct sun🌷🙂

No fuss elegance.  Peonies
05/17/2019

No fuss elegance. Peonies

Down roadside setting up my (very basic, no frills!) flower stand and noticed all the tulip poplar blossoms on the groun...
05/17/2019

Down roadside setting up my (very basic, no frills!) flower stand and noticed all the tulip poplar blossoms on the ground-very windy yesterday. Everyday beauty

24 hours in the vase life of peonies. Top left and clockwise yesterday morning to this morning.  For us, once open, 5 da...
05/16/2019

24 hours in the vase life of peonies. Top left and clockwise yesterday morning to this morning. For us, once open, 5 days or so in vase. Roadside flower stand open today until 7pm

Flower stand open!  Peony bouquets...will restock as needed.  Open until 7pm.  Honor System.
05/16/2019

Flower stand open! Peony bouquets...will restock as needed. Open until 7pm. Honor System.

Sorting peonies again this morning, perhaps roadside stand should open tomorrow?!
05/15/2019

Sorting peonies again this morning, perhaps roadside stand should open tomorrow?!

More peonies
05/12/2019

More peonies

Outside early this morning.  Cutting, stripping and sorting peonies
05/11/2019

Outside early this morning. Cutting, stripping and sorting peonies

It’s not every year that the baptisia AND the peonies are blooming at the same time🙂💕, but when they do, beautiful thing...
05/08/2019

It’s not every year that the baptisia AND the peonies are blooming at the same time🙂💕, but when they do, beautiful things can happen!!

A few April showers and it’s feeling pretty green around here!
04/27/2019

A few April showers and it’s feeling pretty green around here!

Out foraging and cutting a few of our last dahlias
10/03/2018

Out foraging and cutting a few of our last dahlias

A bucket of dahlias waiting for pickup this morning by Zephaniah Farm Vineyard
09/14/2018

A bucket of dahlias waiting for pickup this morning by Zephaniah Farm Vineyard

This is dahlia Big Bend Tony
08/21/2018

This is dahlia Big Bend Tony

Having a little fun with my collage app🙂this is dahlia Honeymoon
08/17/2018

Having a little fun with my collage app🙂this is dahlia Honeymoon

A couple of photos of first bloom of Bloomquist Jean
08/16/2018

A couple of photos of first bloom of Bloomquist Jean

These orchid form dahlias will steal your heart!!
08/12/2018

These orchid form dahlias will steal your heart!!

A very young Clearview Abby
08/12/2018

A very young Clearview Abby

Every year I see a dahlia (or two!) that reminds me why we do what we do!!
08/07/2018

Every year I see a dahlia (or two!) that reminds me why we do what we do!!

Dikara Jodie is upright even in all this heat and humidity....meanwhile I’m melting 😎
08/07/2018

Dikara Jodie is upright even in all this heat and humidity....meanwhile I’m melting 😎

A little sunshine on another rainy day.  This is Vista Char
08/03/2018

A little sunshine on another rainy day. This is Vista Char

Still young, but a pretty nice Clearview Peachy!
07/26/2018

Still young, but a pretty nice Clearview Peachy!

Okay!  I just counted and there are seven (7!) very nice blooms on just this one plant of Irish Blackheart .... only cou...
07/22/2018

Okay! I just counted and there are seven (7!) very nice blooms on just this one plant of Irish Blackheart .... only could get 2 1/2 of them in this photo 🙂

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14350 Loyalty Rd
Leesburg, VA
20176

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Exquisite blooms from Don taken to friends today; they were thrilled!
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