Wednesday, November 11, 2009

After the Frost: Time to Start Digging up the Dahlia Tubers

This past weekend, we had our first frost, so I started to dig up the dahlia tubers for winter storage. I finished the tubers on Goldberry Hill and the Front Border (pictured), but still need to get the ones in the Cutting and Rose Gardens. For a full how-to, read my prior post, "How to Store Dahlia Tubers for Winter."

4 comments:

Ciss B said...

I love Dahlias, but lost mine last year when I had a hospital stay and didn't get them pulled before the freeze. (No one else was willing to pull them either - darn!)

Those lovely flowers are the most prolific bloomers! I hope to get some more next spring.

Janet said...

that is one pile of Dahlias! And you say you have more to dig up? Wow.

Dirt Princess said...

Thank goodness I don't have to dig up bulbs for the Winter. One of the joys of living in the South. If I had tp dig up bulbs...I would never plant them. Hard enough keeping up with the garden as it is! So I pat you on the back!

Mary Delle said...

You are so industrious. I don't know if I would have the patience to dig them all up. This is called dedication to dahlias. But then, The dahlia bug hasn't bitten me.

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