Deborah Jean of DANDELION HOUSE BLOG
Deborah Jean of DANDELION HOUSE BLOG
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Dahlias in Bloom


If you are a dahlia grower like me you are probably feeling as excited as I am about your late summer garden right now! There's no doubt dahlias steel the show after many tried and true perennials have begun to fade. Today I'm sharing some new blooms from my garden!
Enjoy!
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials
dahlias in bloom, flowers, gardening, perennials

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  • Jennifer Pospichal
    on Aug 27, 2013

    They're beautiful! Nice work! I love Dahlias, but mine attracted adult rootworm beetles that chewed the flowers petals down to ragged little stubs. I don't know of any pesticide that would keep the beetles at bay without harming bees, so I just quit growing Dahlias. At least I can enjoy looking at yours!

    • @Jennifer Pospichal Hi Jennifer! I found a great pesticide called Sluggo that is organic and works very well to keep slugs and other chewing critters away from my dahlias and zinnias when they are most vulnerable ( which is when they just begin to sprout leaves. I hope you'll try them again! Thanks for the visit! Deb

  • Jennifer Pospichal
    on Aug 27, 2013

    Thanks! The leaves do fine, but the beetles chew off the flower petals. I'll definitely check out Sluggo and see whether it's non-toxic to bees. If so, I'll put Dahlias in again next spring and douse the flowers when they start to open. Thank you for the suggestion, and also for sharing photos of your beautiful flowers!

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