Flower of the Month!
Each year dozens of Dahlias are planted and grown on Eighty Acres. They are my favorite flower and come in over 40 varieties with blossoms ranging in size from 2-12 inches. Dahlia's history goes back to the Aztecs where the tubers were used both as a food source and medical treatments. Today the beautiful flower is a rich source of nectar for the Eighty Acres butterflies, bees, and birds. The Dahlia was named the national flower of Mexico in 1963. So, in like fashion ...today I am naming the Dahlia as the flower of the month on Eighty Acres!