photo of the day

An obsession with Dahlias began last year. We tried digging them up and over-wintering them but didn’t have any luck. If you have any awesome tips on doing so, please let me know.

This dahlia here is my favorite, so far; the bloom is around 8 to 10 inches across:

lola rugula dahlia gardening

I’m not even sure how it’s still standing upright, as we don’t have it staked or supported at all.

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    • Thank you! I thought dinner plate dahlias were even larger – I’ve seen some huge ones in catalogs and online? I love it either way, though! 🙂

  1. Stunning! Are they deer resistant? While I live in a populated area, there are literal HERDS of deer that make their way through our lawn every night and feast on everything growing. (One night my husband was watching TV and happened to glance out the window and there was a deer starring at him with its nose pressed against the glass. He must have thought my husband was edible.) I am frantically trying to find something to plant around my mailbox that the deer will leave alone. Do you think Dahlia would work?

    • I’m in awe of them, Gwynne! We have them in a variety of types and colors and they all amaze me. Hopefully, we’ll have better luck over-wintering them this year.

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