Dahlias near me

rouge21_gw(5)August 14, 2014

I see this beside driveway display each year but I always, until now, forget to take a picture or two.

Speaking with the homeowner, he harvests the tubers each and every fall and so these same flowers are planted each spring (possibly in a different order!)

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zzackey(8b GA)

Wow! I wish he was my neighbor!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:43PM
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diggerdee zone 6 CT

Very colorful! My dahlias always seem to bloom in September!


    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:54PM
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arlene_82 (zone 6 OH)

Yes, wow! I'd be nervous about having them so close to the curb, particularly with all the hard work that goes into this kind of display. Seems like all it would take is one rogue truck backing into the driveway and it all goes down the drain...

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 3:58PM
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karin_mt(4 MT)

Awesome! The best kind of dahlias to enjoy are someone else's dahlias. :)

The very concept of them is way too much maintenance for me, but I sure do like to look at them!

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 4:52PM
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Very pretty, rouge.

I use medium-sized or small dahlias in sunny small or narrow places too.

As with annuals like geraniums (pelargoniums) they have the advantage of not seeding.

Personally I don't find them much work, but they do need to be accessible for the deadheading that keeps the blooming going.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 5:29PM
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katob Z6ish, NE Pa

Really nice. You seem to find the most interesting gardens around your neighborhood, I wish I could do the same around here.
I like that they're almost all the same height yet the colors are so different... plus of course they look perfectly grown. He's got the system down perfectly.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2014 at 11:20PM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

Beautiful. I admire your neighbor's diligence and persistence.

I find Dahlias too much work. I went through the ritual: digging them up, cleaning, dividing, storing, then doing it all over again the next fall. I went through that ritual a few years then completely gave it up.

I gave up on replanting Gladiolus too. It is worse with Gladiolus because Glads do not keep on blooming like Dahlias. At least, with Glads, if I plant the corms deep enough, they will return for several years.

Kudos to your neighbor and lucky you to have such beautiful decor to your driveway.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 12:07PM
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They are beautiful, but lifting and storing isn't for me.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2014 at 1:12PM
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I love the various colours; they really come together when they are planted in a swath and are a similar height.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2014 at 12:43PM
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