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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: Gail
East TN (Zone 6b)
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Oct 3, 2015 5:38 AM CST
Thank you for sharing. I was given dahlias by a friend who adored them. While I've never developed her passion of dahlias, the article gave me a new perspective of how to care Smiling for them.
Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Oct 3, 2015 10:00 AM CST
Glad to be of help, Gail. I think I could have summed it all up by saying all they need is a lot of good drainage and a little benign neglect.
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