Dahlia monoculture fix?

Kelly O'Neill kellyo@wetrock.com
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 05:42:15 PDT
Maybe winter growing early blooming annuals  (started in pots in about 
August) (for example, Pansies, Cerinthe major purpurescens, tidy tips?, 
Chinese Houses?, ...) .  I'd guess much early blooming summer dormant 
stuff (for example, Crocus, dwarf Iris, early Daffodils, many Tulips, some 
Primulas,...).  can be dug at the time you plant the Dahlias (given a 
dormancy for the summer) and planted again when the Dahlias are dug. 
Some stuff that looks good in winter (even if it does not bloom) is tough 
enough to dig and hold in pots for the summer (examples, Ajuga, 
Cyclamen hed., ferns,...) Also, early primula hybrids might be cheap 
enough to be a cover crop you can till under. Gotta Go, KellyO

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