Monday, June 9, 2014
Planting Dahlia's in June
I planted a couple more dahlia's this morning. You may wonder why I am planting dahlia's in June. The simple answer is - because I can!. I live in Southern California and Dahlias will enjoy the heat of September when most part of the country are counting down the days until their dahlias become a pile of brown stalks from the first frost. There is also a financial reason! Most suppliers are winding down their season and I pick up a lot of them at 50-70% off of their regular wholesale prices. Its a great way to buy my breeding stock at a great discount. One of the downsides is that its been in the 90's every day this week, so I have to work in some warm weather. I will have over 300 dahlia's planted when I am finished and it will be quite a show when they are all blooming. I planted seduction and bodacious today.