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Live: Late Summer Dahlias and Tips for Growing Beautiful Blooms

Our ELE garden is currently awash with the beautiful brightness of Dahlias. These lovely flowers come in a variety of colours and sizes and we have found they are relatively easy to grow if you follow a few simple tips – plant dahlia tubers after the last winter frost in a sunny, protected spot (at least six hours a day), only water once the stems have started to appear above the soil, cut flowers in full bloom (they make beautiful vase arrangements) to encourage new blooms and ensure that taller varieties are well staked. We like to dig up our tubers at the end of the season once all growth has died down and store them in a cool, dark place until it’s time to replant the following spring. Most importantly enjoy the beauty that these plants bring to your garden in late summer and autumn.

8 comments on “Live: Late Summer Dahlias and Tips for Growing Beautiful Blooms

  1. Beautiful photos! I am looking forward to spring in the states. 🌻

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  2. Your dahlias are absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Wow! Your flowers are beautiful! I’m definitely ready for spring, and pretty flowers.

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  4. I love dahlias!! If you are interested take a look at these posts on the story of the dahlia and my dahlia blooms last year 😊 https://surreyfarms.net/2016/07/08/growing-dahlias-the-king-of-the-summer-garden/

    https://surreyfarms.net/2016/07/07/the-story-of-the-dahlia/

    I love the dark purple dahlias, such beauty and so many in your garden!

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  5. These are so beautiful, they make me long for spring. Especially today when we are in the middle of another snowstorm.

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