anyone growing Dahlias?

diane_v_44(Z6)October 12, 2013

I had a very good year for Dahlias and brugmansia this year
No frost yet, in Barrie Ontario
The plants are loaded with bloom

I don't take pictures Well sometimes I do take photos but never post them
I would love to see some photos of other Dahlia gardens

Sometimes when I bring them in I just leave them in large pots and store with no winter care in an unheated sun room where both the Dahlias and Brugmansia most years survive
I have misplaced and mixed up names of my plants.

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thanks grey lady

    Bookmark   October 14, 2013 at 2:51PM
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I have a couple cactus types which I suppose I now have to take in. I haven't dug them out yet. Groan.. another task. Well I usually let them dry out and then dust them with sulfur, wrap them up in moist newspapers and then bag them up in a plastic bag and store away til next spring.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 4:03PM
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does seem a lot of work Ianna doesn't it

I know when I was younger was not such a lot of work, or so it seemed.

Have most of my things in now. Some of the Dahlias I brought in rather than putting them into paperbags or whatever I put them in their entirety into pots with fresh dirt
Suits my household more so as I no longer have a cool place

A cold spot but not just low room temperature cold

anyway put two pieces of sod down today Not sure if they will make it or not Had an area to be resodded and I got it finished about two weeks ago My own self was a lot of work Was two pieces short and did not get around to getting the two pieces until yesterday
looks good hope the last two pieces will take oka

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 8:49PM
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Barbara Evers

I live in Toronto. Dahlias are one of my favourite plants. I dig up the tubers and store them in the cold cellar. I had many larger plants last year (20?), and hope to plant even more this year. I've found tomato cages provide fairly good support without the work involved with staking and tying. some dollar stores sell the cages at much better prices than the gardening stores.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 10:10AM
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sherylgallant(Kelowna, BC z6)

I love dahlias! I like all the tender things that I dig up in the fall as I can put them wherever I need them in the spring. I just took out my 10 small brugs that were overwintered. I'm giving them a head start in the house now. They will go outside when May gets here.

Below is a pic of my 'Keri Blue' dahlia in an old rocker. Sadly, I no longer have it :-(

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 18, 2014 at 6:51PM
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