Dahlias do not return

Jim McKenney jimmckenney@jimmckenney.com
Fri, 05 Jun 2009 11:30:28 PDT
I’ve seen dahlias in European gardens during August in full, profuse bloom. 

Back home here in Maryland it’s easy to get the impression that no one grows
them, but that’s a mistake. There is an active dahlia group here and the
group puts on a good show every September. 

But don’t look for dahlias in our summer gardens.

I asked one of the exhibitors at a recent show about growing dahlias for
summer garden display. He told me that he grows his plants for September
bloom only.  

Jim McKenney
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