Deborah Dietz, manager of the World’s Largest Dahlia Contest, invites you to include this fun category in your local and regional shows. The rules are simple:
- Bloom must be a named cultivar.
- Dahlia does NOT need leaves but must have stem and stand free in a show container.
- Dahlia can have blown center but not necessarily.
Many societies have submitted the details about their local shows for the 2019 growing season. These shows are open to the public and are a wonderful place to see various cultivars (grown in your area) and to talk dahlias with local growers.
One of the opportunities that has evolved from the virus work at Washington State University is for you to become an important part of the solution to the problem of virus in our dahlia patches. There are two key items that need to become a part of your routine practice in your garden. First is to watch for the appearance … See entire post.