Diane Szukovathy, co-owner of Jello Mold Farm in Mount Vernon, holds Audrey Grace dahlias (red) and Snoho Jojo dahlias (pink), Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at her farm. Szukovathy said dahlias have a short vase life -- about six day compared to roses, which can last about three weeks -- and do not do well traveling in trucks or planes without water. "We sell as fresh as possible," Szukovathy said. "That's our niche."
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Hundreds of dahlias, along with arrangements of many types, sizes and colors from Washington and Canada, will be displayed at the Whatcom County Dahlia Society Annual Flower Show, noon to Saturday, Sept. 6, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7, at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Ave.
The free event is hosted by Whatcom County Dahlia Society. Details: 360-354-4346, whatcomcountydahliasociety.org.