At our October meeting, the presentation was on digging and storing tubers. We had a dozen new members present so there was great interest in the topic. So I recorded the majority of the presentation as a video to share with other dahlia growers.
Photo gallery from the court of honor. Sorry I did not get more photos but I will check with people to see if I can add more. If you have some to share please email me. If you have them online somewhere (facebook, flicker, etc) share the link and I can just download them to this page. Thanks
State Fair dahlia show had over 1,600 blooms entered. Thanks to all that participated.
Here are the results from the court of honor
To learn about classifying dahlias download this document from the ADS. Or use the arrows in the interactive media to view each page. Classifying Dahlias Classifying Dahlias 2017 ADS website classification There are 20 forms of Dahlia recognized by the ADS Formal Decorative (FD-0) Informal Decorative – (ID #1) Semi-Cactus-(SC-2) Straight Cactus (C-3) Incurved Cactus- (IC-4) Laciniated – (LC-5) Ball- BA #60-over 3.5...
Pyola and Neem oil can help protect plants from Japanese Beetles, especially if only small numbers are present. However, insecticidal soap, extracts of garlic, hot pepper, or orange peels are not effective. You can also cover some plants with a light weight fabric, like cheesecloth.
This subject is probably one of the hardest to explain and to write about, but I will attempt to do so anyway. One of the reasons why the dahlia is one of my favorite flowers is because, to a certain extent, I can control when they come into bloom.