Sunday, November 25, 2012

Dahlia Update

I dug up the dahlia tubers today for winter storage in the crawl space. Earlier this year, I posted an article about dividing the tubers.Separating dahlia tubers
Here are some pictures from the summer:

And from today:

Here what I got:

And all hosed off ready for the crawl space:

Did I mention I love my new digging fork! Way better than a spade.
This winter I'm going to force a couple of these to have indoor flowers.
One thing to note about the plants during the summer. Earwigs are attracted to the flowers and the new growth. They chew the flower petals and the new shoots. I cut several flowers each week for fresh cut flowers and had to vigorously shake out the slumbering earwigs.

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