Dahlias forum: Gardening Opportunity for 2017

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Nov 21, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Growing my dahlias in containers for the past 5-6 years, I typically wait until there is a frost than cut back the stalks and retire the containers to the basement with just an occasional amount of moisture.

Four days ago with had a thunder storm with hail followed by 26 degree temps during the night, finally got out to cut the stalks down, picking up the plants I'm thinking the feel pretty solid, probably have an ice ball in the containers! I did take them to the basement, do not have a lot of confidence about their survival next year! Sighing!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Nov 21, 2016 7:41 PM CST
Good luck. Geof/Mandolls posts his tubers for sale and it's an excellent buy. I'm sure he'll post a link when he's dug them.

Mine are in the shed. I hope they're warm enough.

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