Growing Dahlias: cubit
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This FAQ provides VERY basic info on what a dahlia is and how to tend to them, directing folks to links for more details.
Quick answers on how to pre-start tubers, take cuttings, starting from seed, etc.
Quick answers on planting, watering, dealing with pests, topping and disbudding.
Quick answers on digging, dividing and storing dahlia tubers
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...
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?
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.
|Digging, Dividing & Storage
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|Starting the Dahlia Season
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|Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
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|Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
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|Problem-Solving during growing season
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|Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
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|Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
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|Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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