Here on the Celtic farm we love our dahlias, and grow many different varieties and sell bulbs as well. But all dahlias are not created equal, and the tuber stock you start with definitely has an impact on the size shape and beauty of the flowers that coming spring. Dahlias are beautiful and vibrant flowers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From large dinner … Read the rest
Splitting Dahlia tubers is a simple and easy method of multiplying your plants and keeping true to the parent variety. You can divide your dahlias in fall or spring (I prefer spring), and if you have the space, you can make it even easy by pre-sprouting them.
Ok, ok, out of all the flowers we grow, dahlias are our absolute favorite. We have learned quite a bit over the years, and these beautiful ladies are hard to maintain during the hot, hot central California summer. This page and all. our posts are dedicated to those who love these beautiful flowers and want to grow them in the garden to adorn their landscape, as well as cut … Read the rest
Last year was the first year we grew dahlias from seed and I am hooked! This method of dahlia propagation is simple, and creates a great surprise in spring as the dahlia seed turn into amazing flowers. Why? Dahlia seeds are not true to the mother plant, so every seed is a new and unique variation. You never know what kind you will get! The only way … Read the rest
Starting to propagate my dahlias this week, and using a couple of techniques. In this article i will outline how I am taking tuber cuttings to multiply my stock. First off, at the beginning of my season, i put my tubers into containers indoors, and cover them about half-way with potting soil so i can catch all the action. Depending on the type, and the warmth, it usually takes… Read the rest