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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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Yes! General Dahlia Chat 2019 Chat forum Jan 17, 2019 9:16 PM
No Weather Chat 2019 Chat forum Jan 17, 2019 8:26 PM
No Macro & Artsy images of Dahlias Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum Jan 16, 2019 8:34 PM
No Starting Tubers & Cuttings 2019 Starting the Dahlia Season forum Jan 16, 2019 10:51 AM
No Other Flower/Plant Photos 2019 Chat forum Jan 14, 2019 7:55 PM
No 2019 Order Chat Chat forum Jan 14, 2019 3:18 PM
No Purple Waterlliy Progress Reports Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum Jan 13, 2019 8:07 PM
No Soil amendments, no-till & covercrops Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum Jan 13, 2019 5:08 PM
No Purple Discussion of Colors, Forms or Varieties forum Jan 12, 2019 10:49 PM
No 2019 Vendor Openings Chat forum Jan 12, 2019 3:50 PM
No General Fertilizer Discussion 2019 Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc forum Jan 11, 2019 1:15 PM
No General Dahlia Chat 2018 Chat forum Jan 10, 2019 2:42 PM
No Companion flowers & foliage for your bouquets... Dahlia Bouquets & Companions forum Jan 5, 2019 12:24 PM
No The Purple Curse Chat forum Dec 31, 2018 2:08 PM
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No Digging and Dividing 2018 for 2019 Season Digging, Dividing & Storage forum Dec 16, 2018 9:47 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 Dec 16, 2018 9:47 PM
Chat
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teddahlia Jan 17, 2019 9:16 PM
Starting the Dahlia Season
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blown_dry Jan 16, 2019 10:51 AM
Dahlia Season: Plant, Support, Irrigate & Groom
DillyDahlia Nov 9, 2018 2:21 PM
Fertilizers, Amendments, Foliar Feeds, etc
DarcyD Jan 13, 2019 5:08 PM
Problem-Solving during growing season
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CCvacation Nov 9, 2018 9:38 AM
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 Jan 13, 2019 8:07 PM
Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry
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teddahlia Jan 16, 2019 8:34 PM

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