In late August 2014, we were privileged to visit Arrowhead Dahlias in Platteville, Colorado (near Denver). Arrowhead is owned by Calvin and Julie Cook. Calvin was out delivering flowers when we visited so we didn’t get to meet him, but we so enjoyed meeting Julie who was a very gracious tour guide.

It was quite inspiring to see so many dahlias. They also grow other cut flowers to go with the dahlias to farmer’s markets. We particularly enjoyed the lisianthus.

Though we aren’t great photographers, we wanted to share our pictures with the society. Be sure to look for the mountains in the background. They still had snow on them from the previous winter! Notice also, the row covers … they prevent hail damage.

You can visit Arrowhead at

See our photo slideshow.  (You may need to use your arrow keys to move through the slides).

Rob and Sharon