Dahlias for the South

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dahlias at Bates Garden

So do you have dahlia lust after seeing all those photos from my trip? I sure do. Now I just have to figure out how to grow them.

I went online to see what I could find about growing dahlias in the South. Apparently there isn't a Florida dahlia society, but I did find the Web site for the Georgia Dahlia Society. It included some great information about dahlias that grow well in the South

I'm going to join the Georgia Dahlia Society. It's only $27 and you get the newsletter, mentoring from an advanced dahlia grower, $10 in dahlia bucks that you can use at their tuber sales, and much more. What a deal!


Jen said...

Wow - is the dahlia in the photograph one that can be grown here? It's beautiful.

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Kim said...

Honestly I don't know what variety this one is. It wasn't labeled.

debra said...

Hi Kim, thanks for visiting me online. You won't believe it, but I'm back in Oregon (Eugene) to give a Hort. Society lecture last night; GWA friend Mary-Kate Mackey took me garden touring yesterday and I saw some dee-lish dahlias. They really are jewels, aren't they? debra

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

Kim, Thanks for stopping by my blog... I have put you in my google reader so I won't forget to check back with you like I've done in the past.

I've caught up on some reading.I'm having job envy. Although I don't work if I did I would love to do something like what you are doing. How perfect.

Is Oregon as humid as we are here? Hard to believe it is zone 8 too. My daughter in law grows dahlias in her Tallahassee garden but they don't have a chance down here in my Zone 9b garden. Hope you can figure out how to manage them in Gainesville... they are fabulous to behold.

Kim said...

debra: Thanks for coming back to my blog! Hope you had fun on your return trip to Portland.

meems: Oregon definitely had moist air, but it had a totally different feeling than our Southern humidity. It's a much cooler and milder climate.