Well I knew it was coming so I tied and staked as much as possible. Well I have just come in and have five vases full of broken dahlias! What a mess. It sort of looks like a wedding is going on here.
Sorry PDSHOP , I gave bouquets away all day yesterday to cut the load on my plants. It seems to have worked no major damage.
I am also seeing huge plants yellow all the way to the tips. They are being cut right off at the base from chipmunks or voles. It is so annoying. I have some whoppers out there.