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Dahlias for postage, if you hurry

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My friend Ellen Gehling here in Washington has an excess of dahlia tubers and seeds she has grown in her garden. What a problem to have!

She raises dahlias specifically for bees, so they are the open-centered type that allows bees to reach the pollen. All the dahlias I have raised during the past few years have come from Ellen’s garden, and they have been a hit with bees of all sorts, as well as other pollinators and tree frogs.

If you are interested and willing to pay the postage, Ellen has a stock of both tubers and seeds she is willing to give away. You can contact her by email at ellenmgehling@gmail.com or you can visit her Facebook page.

Spring is hopping, so don’t miss this amazing giveaway.

Rusty
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Bumble bee on dahlia. All photos by Rusty Burlew.
Bumble bee on dahlia. All photos by Rusty Burlew.
Dahlias attract many types of pollinators.
Dahlias attract many types of pollinators.
Leafcutting bee collecting dahlia pollen.
Leafcutting bee collecting dahlia pollen.
My dahlias are always full of tree frogs.
My dahlias are always full of tree frogs.

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