The time has come once again for us to dig up our Dahlia tubers and prepare them for winter storage. A substantial undertaking as any one of our guests can attest to due to the number of plants that we grow.
All Dahlias are cut down leaving enough stem for a handle, this allows for us to attach a tag to the stem identifying each Dahlia variety. It also aids us in transferring the Dahlia clumps to the rinsing station after we dig them up.
To date, we have not had a frost which is unusual at this time, so psychologically it was not easy cutting down these beautiful plants that were still pumping out spectacular blooms.
Mingus Nichole, Taiheiyo, and Show-N-Tell were a mere few that were remarked upon by our guests for their extraordinary size and color.