Dahlias: Dos And Don'ts: This is my favorite...

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Dahlias:  Dos And Don'ts

By Sharon
October 1, 2015

My love for dahlias got off to a really slow start. I much preferred soil beneath my fingernails than for those same nails to be blackened by bruises from driving dahlia stakes into the ground. And the truth was, dahlias had no other purpose on earth than to stand around looking totally tall and beautiful. I liked plants that had a reason for being, like tomatoes. Now there was a plant worth growing even if it did need to be staked.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 1, 2015 6:12 AM CST
This is my favorite. I have left it in the ground for several years now. It blooms reliably every year.

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Oct 1, 2015 9:07 AM CST
Looks like a flaming Sun, Tee! I love it.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 2, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Thanks, Sharon. It's quite noticeable in the garden.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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