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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.

Questions on growing dahlias, or how to navigate this forum? Click here for FAQ answers!
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Recent Threads:
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No Market Day Chat forum Aug 18, 2018 9:50 PM
No General Dahlia Chat 2018 Chat forum Aug 18, 2018 9:41 PM
No Companion flowers & foliage for your bouquets... Dahlia Bouquets & Companions forum Aug 18, 2018 8:20 PM
No Photos of stuff other than Dahlias Chat forum Aug 17, 2018 6:45 PM
No Macro & Artsy images of Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Aug 17, 2018 6:03 PM
No Dahlias blooming 2018 Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Aug 17, 2018 5:54 PM
No Dahlias for cutting 2018 Dahlia Bouquets & Companions forum Aug 17, 2018 12:22 PM
No Weather Chat 2018 Chat forum Aug 16, 2018 5:45 PM
No 2018 Order Chat Chat forum Aug 8, 2018 10:41 PM
No Starting Tubers & Cuttings 2018 Starting the Dahlia Season forum Jul 18, 2018 9:39 PM
No Planting out the Dahlias 2018 Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom forum Jul 15, 2018 3:13 PM
No General Fertilizer Discussion 2018 Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum Jul 14, 2018 9:40 AM
No 2019 Vendor Openings Chat forum Jun 17, 2018 10:41 AM
No Tips on Taking Pictures of Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum May 16, 2018 11:35 AM
No Digging, Dividing & Storing 2017-2018 Digging, Dividing & Storage forum May 13, 2018 10:56 AM
No Preparing a new dahlia bed- 2018 Starting the Dahlia Season forum May 12, 2018 8:56 PM
No 2018 Vendor Openings Chat forum Apr 11, 2018 10:40 AM

» 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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There are 9 forums in this cubit:
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Digging, Dividing & Storage
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blown_dry May 13, 2018 10:56 AM
Chat
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Islander Aug 18, 2018 9:50 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
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teddahlia Jul 18, 2018 9:39 PM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
Islander Jul 15, 2018 3:13 PM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
teddahlia Jul 14, 2018 9:40 AM
Problem-Solving during growing season
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teddahlia Nov 17, 2017 9:29 AM
Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
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teddahlia Aug 18, 2018 8:20 PM
Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
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DillyDahlia Mar 27, 2018 9:25 AM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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Islander Aug 17, 2018 6:03 PM

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