Here is a quick and easy method of planting allium (garlic & shallots) in really tight rows (matrix). Using this method I can fast plant 200 allium in a 5x10 foot garden. In addition, later on it's really easy to spot any cloves that did not sprout.
This past year I took a deep dive into Chrysanthemum rubellums (Heirloom or Old Fashioned Mums). In Michigan, we had a hard frost in mid-October as usual, but several of my new mums are still in bloom. What's not to like about that?
In the colder climate zones, dahlias have to be dug up in the fall and stored for the winter. I have been digging and storing tubers for many years. I have tried many different methods. Here is what works best for me.
I am a somewhat pseudo-serious gardener. My major interests are dahlias, daylilies, dwarf conifers, shrubs, and peonies (actually, trees are OK too). However, I am also a computer geek, and because my head is usually in the clouds, I have some favorite on-line applications that I find useful for "whatever" gardening.