This page features articles, videos, and books from throughout the dahlia community. These articles, produced by a variety of authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the ADS, but are offered here for the general interest of our readers.
The American Dahlia Society – The Second 50 Years
Golden Anniversary Part 1 (pdf)
Golden Anniversary Part 2 (pdf)
Love dahlias? Love history? Then you are sure to enjoy a new publication Mrs. Charles H. Stout AKA Henrietta Maria Schroeder (HMS) The Lady of the Dahlias by Harry Waterson. This publication is being serialized in the Bulletin but is available in its entirety, here.
ADS Bulletin Articles
Recommendations for Buying Dahlias
When to Plant Your Dahlias Out in the Garden
What Does a Novice Dahlia Grower Do After Frost?
Digging Dahlias – by Helen Allen – excerpt from Zone4, a Magazine for All Rocky Mountain Gardeners. (pdf file)
Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology – The Dahlia in History (pdf files)
Dahlia Imperialis Blooming at the Smithsonian
Digging, Dividing, and Storing Tubers
No Fuss: Store Your Tubers in Plastic Wrap
Fungus Control for Dahlias and the Garden
Ruminations of a Dahlia Tuber (humorous article, pdf file)
Organic Gardening Articles
My Journey to Organic Gardening
Two Organic Additives for Your Garden That Are FREE!!
No Weeding – No Till Gardening – a Layered Garden
Some Thoughts on Actively Aerated Compost Tea
Learn About Hybridization of Dahlias (video)
Dahlia Reference Articles
Meristem Tip Culture (pdf file)
Dahlia Nomenclature and Brief History
Bees Don’t Care – Hybridizers Should
Dahlia Virus Pictures – A Pictorial Guide to Symptoms and Diagnosis (10 MB pdf file)
Species Wealth, Geographical Distribution and Conservation Status of the Genus Dahlia (Asteraceae) in Mexico