• Jill

Dahlias All Day!

This dahlia reminds of California sunset. The colors are just stunning, but the shape of it is even more alluring. I loved it the minute I saw it and had to take it home with me!


I think dahlia care is a little different here in SoCal. I've seen blogs where gardeners dig up all the dahlia tubers each year, and winter them in a dry cool aerated box. I never do that. I leave them in the ground and each year they come up more beautiful than ever. I think I will have to separate the tubers one day. But not today!


I know that some people collect dahlias like I collect Irises. I have seen dahlia farms that go on forever, and are so beautiful. I don't think that I will actually collect dahlias, but a few more in the front garden seems like a good idea!