Dahlia Inspired

Welcome to My Dahlia Bulb Moment

As is the case with many startups, an adventurous dose of passion ignited Bear Creek Farm. Quite simply I fell in love with my husband, I fell in love with dahlias, and soon we had a farm. This happened very quickly, after my florist friend informed me that the Hudson Valley was too far to… Read more

Photo by Lalla Essaydi

How We Broke the Mold

Photo-by-Lalla-Essaydi When it comes to conventional farming wisdom on ways to remove mold, the word “crazy” springs to mind. That is how I felt the first year that I grew dahlias, when a horrendous mold hit and I lost half my crop. I was completely devastated, and I frantically began searching for a solution within… Read more

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Instagram Tips from Bear Creek Farm for Better Homes & Gardens

Sometimes it's not easy to translate the beauty of your garden easily through photographs. That's why Bear Creek Farm, along with other fantastic contributors, shares Instagram tips with Better Homes & Gardens. Read more

NY Magazine Names Bear Creek Farm the Absolute Best Flowers

NY Magazine's annual "Best of NY" issue (March 2017) cites Bear Creek Farm's dahlias as the flowers to buy in New York for their outstanding beauty, color, and long-lasting capability in the vase. Read more

The Season Begins at Bear Creek Farm: Getting Ready to Plant

The last few weeks have been busy ones at Bear Creek Farm. The tractor has been a godsend, and has already been earning its rather exorbitant keep. In the past week or so, we’ve prepared the soil for the 2016 dahlia crop and removed the tubers we stored last fall from the root cellar. Most… Read more

Got Flowers?

I’ve been wondering about something. When we think about the Farm-to-Table movement, we usually think about the freshest food that travels quickly from garden or field ending up on your table in time for a good healthy meal. I think about food too, but I also think about flowers and where they end up in… Read more

My Beautiful Orange Tractor

The new tractor’s been pulling its weight here at Bear Creek Farm for a few weeks. What a difference added horsepower and the right implements make to a neophyte dahlia farmer! The soil preparation and the planting have been going smoothly thanks to my Kioti NX6010. But it didn’t start out that way. The Friday… Read more

Dahlias, The New Roses

I wonder… If orange is the new black, and navy was once said to be the new black, why can’t dahlias be the new roses? Who says everything has to come up roses? Who decided that roses are the ultimate expression of love? Frankly, love is the last thing anyone would think of when pricked… Read more

Bear Creek Farms Gets a New Tractor

When I made up my mind to grow dahlias at Bear Creek Farm, I knew I was joining a select group. Most commercial dahlia growers raise their crops in the Pacific Northwest. I, on the other hand, work the soil here in Stanfordville in Dutchess County, New York, where the competition is sparse, so friendly… Read more

Think Spring. Think Dahlias

When Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, it’s time to think flowers. Or, in my case, dinner plate dahlias. But to tell to the truth, at Bear Creek Farm all of us are always thinking about dahlias no matter what the date. Hakuyou, a Bear Creek Farm favorite. Right after the first hard frost… Read more


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