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Welcome to the 'Growing Dahlias' community... a spot for those interested in all aspects of growing dahlias.
Whether you grow dahlias for hobby, show or sales, you will find valuable information and lots of friendly dahlia talk here.

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No Enlightening! Article: The Beginner’s Guide to Dahlia Cuttings Feb 18, 2018 3:34 PM
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» Dahlia Basics

This FAQ provides VERY basic info on what a dahlia is and how to tend to them, directing folks to links for more details.

» Pre-Season Questions

Quick answers on how to pre-start tubers, take cuttings, starting from seed, etc.

» Growing Season Questions

Quick answers on planting, watering, dealing with pests, topping and disbudding.

» Post-Season Questions

Quick answers on digging, dividing and storing dahlia tubers

Articles:
Image Dividing and Storing Dahlia Tubers
By Annie P on October 27, 2014

One killing frost or waning days sunlight will bring the year's dahlia blooms to an abrupt or dwindling end. Now is the time to ponder some techniques to successfully overwinter your dahlia tubers. It isn't difficult, and some lucky gardeners can get by without digging their dahlias at all. If you're in Zone 7 or less, and want to see your most treasured dahlias again, ready the shovel and read on...

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Image General Needs for Growing Dahlias
By Annie P on June 7, 2010

Do you have what it takes to grow dahlias? With this general information, you will find the dahlia is easy to raise, if some basic conditions are met. Once successful, the question then becomes which of the 50,000 available to try! That's an entirely different subject. So what do dahlias need to grow?

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Image The ABCs of Dahlia Lingo: Demystifying the Classification of Dahlias
By Annie P on June 9, 2010

A-B-FD-ID-O! Have you ever wondered about the mystifying barrage of alphabet soup following dahlia names? They're not a secret code. Not new fangled grades for fabulous flowers. They're the dahlia classification system short hand intended to identify what size, form, and color of flower to expect when your dahlias bloom. Like most things, using the classification system gets easier with practice. L-E-A-R-N about the C-L-A-S-S-I-F-I-C-A-T-I-O-N of dahlias here and solve the mystery of the alphabet soup.

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Digging, Dividing & Storage
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jj85 Feb 19, 2018 7:47 AM
Chat
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abecedarian Feb 20, 2018 2:13 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
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Benny101 Jun 11, 2017 4:58 AM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
teddahlia Sep 30, 2017 8:26 AM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
Islander Feb 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Problem-Solving during growing season
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teddahlia Nov 17, 2017 9:29 AM
Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
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Islander Feb 16, 2018 10:27 PM
Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
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addicted Feb 4, 2018 12:22 AM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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teddahlia Feb 18, 2018 9:19 PM

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