Tips to have a Dahlia Garden
The Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico; it is delicate, beautiful, and with an endless variety of color. These plants grow and bloom best in full sun and tolerate most soil types, but prefer a well drained sandy soil. If your soil is heavy or clay, just add sand and peat moss.
Water once a week. If it’s very hot, water more frequently.
Do not choose too tall varieties if you have a small garden. Some dahlias can be two meters.
Plant then in a sunny place, then the flowers develop well.
Plant the tuber in late April. Make sure they covered with five centimeters of soil.
Immediately place a stick to support them. Some species get top-heavy flowers and fall quickly.
If you want a bouquet, cut the dahlias in the morning when the flowers are already open well.