Tina and I eyeballed some HUGE Dahlias on Friday evening at a tailgating party prior to the Twin's game. We inquired about them and were told to look for them at the Mpls Farmers Market on the wknds.
So....................this morning at the wonderful time of 5:30 am, I pulled into Tina's and picked her up. Off we were to the Market. As expected, we were some of the first shoppers there, but it worked to our advantage. We were able to walk around and check out all the items and then make our selections. We also got the freshest stuff as it hadn't been sitting there all day.
We spotted the Dahlia's from a distance and booked it over to them. Upon talking with the seller, we discovered that they can be split in the fall when dug up for the winter. We settled on 4 different colors, each of us getting 2 to start. In the fall, we will divide them. The blooms are enormous! Honestly, they are the size of a dinner plate. 10 inches across. Just beautiful. I will post pictures when they bloom.
We also ended up with lettuce, spinach (see the previous post to know why I needed to buy these), peas, onions, cheese curds, jewelry, and more.
All in all, a good trip. We were happy that we had went so early. By 7:30 when we were leaving, it was starting to get busy.