Dahlia supports

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I ordered these for Dahlia supports - good idea or not?
http://www.gardeners.com/Green-Tomato-Ladder-Supports/default/34-140.prd

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

I guess you'll find out Pirl. It certainly looks good on paper(or glass). Tomatoes can be a heavy mass like dahlias that's for sure. It looks like rebar almost.

Mid-Cape, MA(Zone 7a)

Hi Pirl!
I used these supports from Gardeners Supply this summer, both for my tomatoes and for my dahlias. The supports worked well for my dahlias, which grew to about 4-5ft. The tomato vines I grew vertically got VERY heavy as they ripened, and I had to to hook the tops of the supports to the fence behind to keep them upright. The dahlias didn't have this problem, but I did have to loop some velcro-type tape to the supports to hold the heavy stems upright as the season progressed. What I liked is that even in the winds of autumn, the supports didn't fall over for the dahlias.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Great! I am looking forward to using them. I have another set of items to use as supports but have to locate the photo.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

These are corner protectors that didn't work out inside the house but DH says he'll sand the poly (three coats that he applied) and paint them for me, to match the dahlias.

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Well now what are you going to have sword fights with ;)

I knew I should have got a DH instead.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I guess I'll be out of the sword fighting contests unless I try the thrift shops - there's a good idea!

DH comes to the rescue all of the time.

Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

my young apprentice is ready to move in for the kill then

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

He looks just like you, Al! Is he your son?
I'll have to enlist the aid of our Pit Bull, disguised so well as a Lhasa Apso.

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Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

that's my son alright.

my dog is obviously tougher

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Fearless fighters one and all. I'll have to steer clear of them!

Great looking son and handsome/beautiful dog, Al.

Albany, OR(Zone 8a)

Oh, Al, you always have to be bigger and better, don't you? LOL
Very funny guys.

Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Hey now, this dahlia business in very competitive ;)

Pirl - I did show your dog's picture to my dog and he did paw at it - silly boy.

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Harry isn't fond of other dogs, at all, or UPS delivery people. Heck, some days he's not fond of me either.

Albany, OR(Zone 8a)

LOL Al
:)

Menasha, WI(Zone 5a)

Carol - you must not be getting the bad weather like Annie huh?

Albany, OR(Zone 8a)

Oh yes we did. I think Annie got the worst of it but yes, it was very bad here too. I am fine but alot of people lost sheds, houses, cars, etc. along with still no power.
I was without internet for a day and what a withdrawl that was!!!
I had to take the boss's truck to get studs put on and asked if I could get online there, LOL
So I checked our work's e-mail and of course, my personal one too. We had no power at work and guess is still out. Froze my behind off the first 5 hrs at work with no heat and finally told the boss that I was going to take some computer stuff home to my warm house at least.

Chicago, IL

Sorry to hear that, Carol. Hope things will get better soon.

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