We have been full time organic farmers since 1992. We raise vegetables and cut flowers. Leslie was introduced to dahlias by John Peck in the mid nineties. His family had been growing dahlias since the 1920s.. I threw in the towel due to bug damage to the petals. Off and on I would try again. This has been a 5 or 6 year stretch of moderate success. .Then 2 years ago I was introduced to organza bags for bug exclusion and an addict was born.