I had a dahlia to come back first time as a matter of fact I think I killed my other one with weed killer a few wks. ago not knowing what it was I sure wasnít expecting it to come back!
We did have a very warm winter this year but a LOT of rain looks to me like the tubers would have rotted.
I gave up growing Dahlias because I just donít have the time to dig them up in the fall but think Iíll try a couple more this year now :) Of course if I have hopes of them coming back it probably wonít happen.
They werenít special Dahlias just a couple that I grew from seeds so I wouldnít regret not digging them up not even mulched.
Great deals at local dahlia society sales both May and June show quality and outstanding garden/cut flower types also grown locally so they are locally proven. Hear on Long Island we can visit 2 societies for great tubers and plants cheap! In the Pacific NW outstanding sales Puiget Sound Dahlia Society has 12,000 tubers for sale check their web site.
We have lived here in Texas for 7 years now...and EVERY year people tell us that it is not NORMAL weather. One summer scorching, the next wet and just hot! One winter so freezing we lost a ton of plants, the next so mild my Cannas never died all the way back.
I don't believe in NORMAL anything...least of all the weather. And I don't know about your weather forecasters, but ours can't tell me what is going to happen next week, let alone predict global warming...ha ha!
A Master Gardener once told me that given enough babying, you could grow almost anything anywhere. So even though most Texans scoffed at my growing Dahlias here...I grew them.
Sorry folks Iíve been having to move a lot of plants from a field I sold didnít know it was going to happen so havenít been around and do volunteer work five days a week more than 8 hrs. a day sometimes so just ended up with life getting in the way of getting back :)
Hi Pirl, I was going to ask if any of your dahlias had come up but got side tracked. I wonít dig them anymore either but just noticed I have two dahlia seeds coming up on the heat mat probably a little late for starting them but hey they are up anyway lol The frost got mine just the top of it the other night but it looks like itís going to be alright.
Morganc, my dahlia that came up out front is the same color but a cactus dahlia. Very pretty!
[ I don't believe in NORMAL anything...least of all the weather. And I don't know about your weather forecasters, but ours can't tell me what is going to happen next week, let alone predict global warming...ha ha!] Right On Morganc LOL
Psudan, now that is funny ["gullible" warming] LOL And so true!
We just had a freeze last night covered everything that was suppose to be covered or so I thought had no idea the ferns would turn brown :( Covered my dahlia and it still turned brown on top and I know the pot was big enough not to touch it holes were on the side I cover that sucker every night that's it's in the 40's since it made it this far sure don't want to lose it now! It's only about 8" tall.
We had those winds this evening and hail they predicted 3" hail but about the size of small gum balls I was so worried knowing my rugs I put over my little greenhouses were in the garage and it was hailing just knew it was going straight thru the weathered plastic covers but they were fine thank goodness!
While it is overcast and a little cooler 46F it is actually a good day for digging and dividing. I have a wild geranium that should have been moved years ago. I had to take a saw to it after washing as much dirt as I could from the roots. Solid wood in the center. Now I have bunches of plants to set around the garden.
Here we had over a week of record warm days in March--some farmers even started plowing. Then in April we had one freeze after another and the apple orchards may have lost fifty percent of their crop. At least the mess my daylilies are will not cause me to lose my income. I wouldn't even listen to arguments over climate change, too-- complicated and I wouldn't even talk to a relative who has studied it for decades, first with NOAA or some darn government agency and then in Switzerland with an international organization---I only worry about weather my plants will freeze--or not---I'm too old to spend months or years trying to understand something. I can't understand--but I don't doubt or argue when I don't understand either-----------------------------------Weedy