Sunday, August 27, 2006
Growing up in the Inland Southern California area dahlias didn't flourish like along the Coast or in the Pacific Northwest. So when I moved to the Seattle area it was one of the plants I couldn't wait to start growing. I cant think of too many flowering plants that come in some many colours, give you so much, and are so easy to grow and maintain.
I grow my Dahlias in a raised bed. In the Northwest dahlias fail to come back the following year more to rotting in our wet winters than to our cold. So I grow them in a raised bed to ensured great drainage. Each year the Dahlia bed produces about 900 to 1200 flowers of which are shared with Neighbors and Friends.