How to Impress your Friends: Grow Dinner Plate Dahlias in Your Garden!
Dinner Plate Dahlias
Why not make a statement in your garden this year and grow some stunning Dinner Plate Dahlias?
Dinner Plate Dahlias are so called because of their size. Believe it or not, they can grow up to 14 inches in diameter!
A very small amount of effort is required to grow these Dahlias, and the results can be very impressive. You don’t have to be an experienced gardener. By following my simple tips below, I believe that anyone with a love of beautiful flowers can be very successful at growing Dinner Plate Dahlias.
Big, Bold and Beautiful!
There are over 30 varieties of Dahlias. The Dinner Plate variety is still a lesser known one.
Dinner Plate Dahlias are big, bold and beautiful. They are guaranteed to be a talking point with your friends and family.
Visitors to my garden have been impressed with my magnificent Dahlia blooms. I may have just neglected to mention that these Dahlias are the Dinner Plate variety and therefore their size and beauty was not entirely due to my green fingered touch!
Great Tips For Success
Dahlias grow from tubers which should be planted as soon as the soil warms up in May/June time.
Dahlias require very little maintenance. If you follow these simple steps then you should be rewarded with magnificent flowers until October!
1) Give them a cane for support
2) Remember to “dead head” them
3) Spoil them with an occasional plant feed
Get Ready for Next Year
1) Dig up the tubers at the end of the season and allow them to dry out thoroughly
2) Brush the tubers with a toothbrush to remove any surplus soil particles and to prevent mould from growing
3) Wrap them individually in newspaper and store in a box in a dry place through the winter
4) Plant out the tubers again the following Spring for another wonderful display!
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