locating dahla tubers in San Antonio/Corpus Christie

LindainAlaska(3)February 26, 2014

We will be vacation in three weeks and driving from San Antonio to Corpus Christie - does anyone know of a place down there that I could get tubers, In can't do mail order because its too cold in AK right now and I haven's seen anything in the big box stores that I like.

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I looked at vendor lists with no luck finding any in Texas. No dahlia associations, either. I know folk grow them down there, but the heat makes it tough.

Perhaps you could have a vendor mail tubers there in 2.5 weeks so you could carry it home on the plane? I've had things shipped to hotels before, but you have to stay on top of everything with multiple phone calls to minimize problems.

Or you could just have varieties shipped a bit later in the year when things start warming up...

Here is a link that might be useful: Dahlia vendors, varieties, and growing articles

    Bookmark   February 27, 2014 at 8:02AM
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I know Home Depot and Lowes carry dahlia tubers. If you have a Costco card, Costco also carries dahlias at a great price.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 2:48AM
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I just talked to a small dahlia vendor about shipping in cold weather, and they said they're shipping dahlias to Alaska end of March, not anticipating any problems.

Another large dahlia vendor I called about delaying my March 3rd order due to below zero temps said that their peat-moss packing keeps them from freezing, and out of thousands sent last year during the cold months, only one grower called for replacements because of frozen tubers. That vendor replaced at no charge, so it's worth a shot if you want better choices.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2014 at 8:32AM
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