Dahlias in Virginia - leave in ground?
Is it possible to leave dahlias in the ground in z6 (Appalachian Mountains) if planted deeply and heavily mulched with dry leaves contained in a wire cage?
I know it sounds lazy, but I am getting older and have health issues that make it harder & harder to dig plants. I am about to get my first dahlia this year - however I am also going to buy a cheapo at Walmart to experiment with, but will dig my first plant (Wyoming Wedding, which I am extremely excited to get!) like I should.
Any thoughts for a first timer on this? Thanks!