So far so good! Haven't been online for quite awhile but two of three plants are blooming which came as a bit of a shock given the circumstances.
I planted a couple of rows of dwarf zinnias in front of the dahlias thinking it would make for a longer show in that bed space. The package said 18"-22" and I've seen dwarf varieties stay in that size range. Unfortunately these "dwarves" grew to 4'.
No "dinner plate" dahlias in my mix but a nice fluffy purple with a 5-6" bloom and a smaller red/white "candy cane" looking flower that I really like (a lot). Tomato cage vs. bamboo stakes? I definitely prefer the cage method but I've had a chain link fence (and of course the zinnias) to help support the plants.
I'll get some pictures later after cutting some of the zinnia growth away.