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    Tuber Splitting and Winter Storage Demonstration – Oct. 3 and Oct. 26, 2013

    October is the month to start thinking about storing your dahlia tubers over winter! Our club’s preferred practice is splitting and storing. If you do not already have a tried-and-true method, please come to one of our info sessions on … Continue reading


    Pest Control Strategies

    Many thanks to Judith for her excellent presentation on pest control at our last general meeting! For those who weren’t able to attend or would like a recap, here is the information: Pest Control Strategies The “big” growers in our … Continue reading


    Starting Dahlias From Seed – March 2013 Meeting

    This year, for fun, we are encouraging our members to grow dahlias from seed to see what flowers they might get. In September, we will have an informal flower show where members can show off their favourite blooms (judging will … Continue reading


    Growing Dahlias from Seed

    We grow our dahlias from tubers because that way we know what we are getting (each tuber cut from a clump will produce the same flower). However there is another way to grow dahlias and that’s from seed. With this … Continue reading


    Summer Care for Dahlias

    GardenWise Magazine has published an informative article on Summer Care of Dahlias. Let’s just home that summer finally arrives! www.gardenwiseonline.ca/gw/plants/2001/07/01/summer-care-dahlias


    Planting Dahlias

    Here are some instructions for taking your tubers from storage (or purchase) to growing in your garden. In March, check on your stored tubers. Remove any that are rotted or have mildew. Separate the remaining tubers into those with eyes … Continue reading


    You Don’t Need a Garden to Grow Dahlias

    Dahlias make excellent potted plants.  Cathy Featherby has kindly provided some instructions on how to get the best out of your potted dahlias: POT SIZE Use a good size pot – 5 to 7 gal. for larger plants and any … Continue reading


    Dahlias Make a Dramatic Impact in Borders and Pots

    Dahlias work extremely well as border plants and in pots and as an added benefit the bees and butterflies love them. Pictured below are some dahlia varieties that work particularly well in the garden border, including Rembrandt which grows to … Continue reading


    How to Grow Dahlias

    CC Image courtesy of Eric in SF on Flickr Interested in learning how to grown dahlias? Check out the Amercian Dahlia Society (ADS) website for tips on growing dahlias. Also, come out to one of our meetings where you learn … Continue reading