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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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» 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

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
PNWGal Dec 9, 2020 3:18 PM
SteveM Mar 5, 2021 8:23 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
teddahlia Mar 5, 2021 11:04 AM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
addicted Jul 16, 2020 6:00 AM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
Islander Jul 13, 2020 10:09 PM
Problem-Solving during growing season
Pline Sep 2, 2020 1:28 AM
Dahlia Bouquets & Companions
teddahlia Dec 11, 2019 2:04 PM
Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties
Islander Feb 27, 2021 11:13 AM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
Cosey Mar 6, 2021 3:38 PM

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