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Dahlias bring diverse shapes, sizes, colors to the garden


Last updated 2/21/2019 at 6:15pm

Dahlias have been a fixture in summer flower gardens for generations. But it may be time to update your idea of dahlias.

With hundreds of varieties to choose from in a fabulous array of colors, shapes and flower sizes, it is no surprise the National Garden Bureau has declared 2019 the “Year of the Dahlia.” Join the celebration and brighten your garden with dahlias this year.

Not only are dahlias beautiful, but they’re also easy to grow. Just plant the tuberous roots in a sunny, well-drained location, once the soil has warmed to about 60 degrees — or around the same time as you would...

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