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Complete Guide to Growing Dahlias

Growing dahlias with Sensible Gardening

Some gardeners are reluctant to grow dahlias as they perceive them all to be loud, large and boldly coloured. This actually appeals to me. However, the modern dahlia can also be small, delicate and softly toned. Dahlias grow from a tuber, which is a swollen stem or root which contains required nourishment. From the end of July to the first frosts…

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How to Save Your Dahlias from Old Man Winter

How to over winter dahlias with Sensible Gardening

Unless you garden in a very warm climate without frost, you will have to rescue your Dahlia tubers from the cold of winter. Dahlia tubers cannot withstand frost so must be lifted from the soil before the cold weather sets in. If dug and stored properly they can be replanted next spring for another display of gorgeous flowers. Steps on…

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Growing Dahlias

Growing dahlias at Sensible Gardening and Living

Now that the dahlias are blooming I have to wonder why I didn’t plant dahlias in a few more different varieties. Every spring when all chance of frost is gone, I plant a sampling of dahlias that are new to me. There are so many choices it’s almost crazy, over 20,000 cultivars, but I decide on a few large bloomers…

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