dumb dahlia question
I'm sort of a newbie to dahlias and I planted about 60 of them today and I was wondering something and I'm pretty sure this is a DUH type question. Anyway, so when you buy the dahlias they come in these clumps that look to me like dredlocks with last year's stalk on it so you know which way is up... and the tubers sometimes fall off into the single tubers which look like, well, to me they look like terds of some kind. ANYWAY, when they fall off like that and you've got a single dahlia "terd" (sorry), if you plant that single piece, will it make a flower?
That's the first question.
The second question is, does anyone here grow dahlias in pots succesfully? I've planted half of mine out in a protected spot, and half in five-gallon pots to go into the greenhouse once all these dam* tomatoes get sold at market (hopefully 3 more weeks).
Kristen, loopy with all the work that needs done