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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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Image Vive les Fleurs! Get the Most from Your Cut Dahlias
By Annie P on June 20, 2010

Dahlias are dazzling in the landscape, but they are absolutely divine as attention-getters in a vase. Learn some easy tips to get the best performance from your cut dahlias here.

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Image The Beginner’s Guide to Dahlia Cuttings
By Ted & Margaret Kennedy on February 10, 2015

Dahlias can easily be grown from rooted cuttings.

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Image The Advanced Grower's Guide to Leaf Cuttings
By Ted & Margaret Kennedy on January 13, 2016

Making leaf cuttings is an advanced subject and if you have not done traditional cuttings from tubers successfully, I would not recommend trying to do leaf cuttings. Please start at 'The Beginner’s Guide to Dahlia Cuttings' in the Article Section for a step-by-step tutorial on tuber cuttings.

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