Dahlias 2016 – Stakes

I can use these measurements to figure out the right size stakes for next year.

Dahlias in pots

Sandia Suncatcher – 3 ft current too long needs two
JS Dorthy Rose – 3 ft current too long needs two
Ava Grace – 3 ft current too long needs two
Hulu Island – 3 ft current too long needs two
Stoneleigh Joyce – 4 ft current too long needs two
Yellow Costco – 5 ft current length good – not thick enough (needs two)

In Ground

Red Stiletto – 7 ft current too short – not thick enough needs two
Elise Huston – 7 ft current too short – not thick enough needs two
Born Sty – 6 ft height good – not thick enough needs two
AC Abby – 7 ft current too short – not thick enough needs two
MS Scarlett – 5 ft height good – not thick enough needs two
Holyhill – 5 ft height good – not thick enough needs two
Winkie Colonel – height good – needs two
Miranda – height good – needs two

Went to the National Capital Dahlia Society Meeting

Some I grew last year.
Some I grew last year.

Went to my first National Capital Dahlia Society meeting tonight. Pretty awesome. A member did a detailed demonstration of potting dahlias, very informative. Bought six tubers of various types, plus some fertilizer. Lot of people at the meeting, many were really into it. I’ll go again.