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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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Recent Threads:
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No Digging and Dividing 2018 for 2019 Season Digging, Dividing & Storage forum Nov 15, 2018 8:43 PM
No General Dahlia Chat 2018 Chat forum Nov 15, 2018 8:07 PM
No 2019 Vendor Openings Chat forum Nov 15, 2018 6:52 PM
No Macro & Artsy images of Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Nov 14, 2018 4:16 PM
No 2019 Order Chat Chat forum Nov 14, 2018 11:41 AM
No Companion flowers & foliage for your bouquets... Dahlia Bouquets & Companions forum Nov 13, 2018 4:05 PM
No Weather Chat 2018 Chat forum Nov 12, 2018 8:21 PM
No Photos of stuff other than Dahlias Chat forum Nov 11, 2018 9:07 PM
No How should I fertilize my dahlias? Growing Season Questions FAQ Nov 10, 2018 1:39 PM
No Shade Cloth Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom forum Nov 9, 2018 2:21 PM
No What can I do about bugs damaging my dahlias? Growing Season Questions FAQ Nov 9, 2018 9:39 AM
No Insect Control Problem-Solving during growing season forum Nov 9, 2018 9:38 AM
No Dahlias for cutting 2018 Dahlia Bouquets & Companions forum Nov 5, 2018 8:58 AM
No Dahlias blooming 2018 Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Nov 2, 2018 2:34 PM
No Market Day Chat forum Oct 20, 2018 4:55 PM
No White Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum Oct 15, 2018 8:15 AM
No General Fertilizer Discussion 2018 Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum Oct 8, 2018 4:52 PM

» 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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Islander Nov 15, 2018 8:43 PM
Chat
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teddahlia Nov 15, 2018 8:07 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
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teddahlia Jul 18, 2018 9:39 PM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
DillyDahlia Nov 9, 2018 2:21 PM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
teddahlia Oct 8, 2018 4:52 PM
Problem-Solving during growing season
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CCvacation Nov 9, 2018 9:38 AM
Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
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vikingcraftsman Nov 13, 2018 4:05 PM
Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
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teddahlia Oct 15, 2018 8:15 AM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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Islander Nov 14, 2018 4:16 PM

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