I happened to go on a garden tour of Ferncliff Gardens in Mission BC. I have purchased many of my Dahlia collection from this company and like what I have grown. Owners Dave and Sheila know everything there is about Dahlias so they are a great source of information. Dave has been growing dahlias for forty-five years. This time I was able to see the dahlias in the growing fields and decided on a few for next year. Faced with hundreds to choose from this was not an easy task.
The Dahlias bloomed so well this summer that I didn’t want to dig them up for winter storage. If I want them to survive for next year, it’s always best to dig them up. That way I can see how large the tubers are getting and if they have any pests or disease. It also lets me divide the tubers and plan where to place them next year. I may not want them in the same place as this year. I use a pitchfork and carefully dig around the base of the pant.
I love to be able to grow new plants for free. In July I had a tray of annual plants that hadn’t sold so I pulled the plants out to compost. As I looked at the soil they had grown in, I thought what a waste of good soil. A thought crossed my mind, could I use it for something like cuttings? Not that I need more plants but I hadn’t done any successful cuttings before. Why not try? I looked up plants that I could take cuttings from in late July.
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