FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Are dahlias difficult to grow?  

No, they grow like weeds, unfortunately they are made for a 8 month growing season which does not exist in Canada.  Thus gardeners in Canada must help the plant to grow faster and produce flowers sooner than nature intended. 

 

How do I promote better plant health and flower growth? 

By pruning properly.  Pruning plays a huge part in getting good flower growth.  The club has yearly meetings at a members garden to show the techniques.  Showing is much more useful than a written explanation.

 

Where can I get better tubers than what the plant nurseries sell? 

Come to our yearly tuber auction where members sell their excess tubers.  The varieties of tubers available are vast and wonderful.  You can also order by mail order from dahlia producers.

 

How can I learn all about dahlias?

Come to our meetings and garden trips of course.  And check out youtube recordings by Dave Gillam, Mark's allotment diary and many others.  The American Dahlia Society website has more information than you could possibly use.   Check out our links page.