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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:
New? Subject Area Date of last post
No Horticultural Myths...fertilizers, pesticides, mulches, amendments, etc Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum May 20, 2019 1:39 PM
No 2019 Order Chat Chat forum May 20, 2019 12:51 PM
No Other Flower/Plant Photos 2019 Chat forum May 20, 2019 10:24 AM
No Weather Chat 2019 Chat forum May 19, 2019 7:50 PM
No Planting out the Dahlias 2019 Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom forum May 16, 2019 8:46 PM
No General Fertilizer Discussion 2019 Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum May 14, 2019 5:24 PM
No Heirloom Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum May 14, 2019 10:37 AM
No General Dahlia Chat 2019 Chat forum May 13, 2019 3:31 PM
No Dahlias in the News Chat forum May 10, 2019 1:59 AM
No Starting Tubers & Cuttings 2019 Starting the Dahlia Season forum May 7, 2019 11:34 AM
No Macro & Artsy images of Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Apr 30, 2019 10:27 AM
No Bad 4-legged critters! Go away! Problem-Solving during growing season forum Apr 29, 2019 5:20 PM
No Growing in raised beds Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom forum Apr 26, 2019 8:36 AM
No Digging and Dividing 2018 for 2019 Season Digging, Dividing & Storage forum Apr 23, 2019 10:49 PM
No Lavender Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum Apr 22, 2019 3:05 PM
No Virus Management 2019 Problem-Solving during growing season forum Apr 19, 2019 2:06 PM
No 2019 Vendor Openings Chat forum Apr 16, 2019 4:47 PM

» Help! I'm new here... What do I do?

Learn the best places to check out first on this forum!

» 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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sylviap Apr 23, 2019 10:49 PM
Chat
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blown_dry May 20, 2019 12:51 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
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SteveM May 7, 2019 11:34 AM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
Islander May 16, 2019 8:46 PM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
teddahlia May 20, 2019 1:39 PM
Problem-Solving during growing season
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SteveM Apr 29, 2019 5:20 PM
Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
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Islander Jan 5, 2019 12:24 PM
Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
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teddahlia Apr 22, 2019 3:05 PM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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DillyDahlia May 14, 2019 10:37 AM

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