Dahlias do not return

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Thu, 04 Jun 2009 16:38:54 PDT
They grow very well here, and there are a couple of dahlia garden  
clubs in Victoria.  This area, from British Columbia south to Oregon,  
has a number of dahlia nurseries.

I have sandy soil, and leave mine in the ground.  They are just  
emerging now. I think a number were killed this winter, though.  We  
had three periods of cold, and I think the third one, in March,  
probably discouraged plants that had managed to survive the first two  

  I think those that are not left in the ground, but are started into  
growth in a warm house, bloom sooner.

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8, cool Mediterranean climate
mild rainy winters, mild dry summers

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