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Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by busybeeburns on November 01, 2004 10:32 AM
Hi folks! I took some pictures but don't know what they are. Can you help? Ian




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by melcon6 on November 01, 2004 11:46 AM
They're dahlias! Those are absolutely beautiful! [thumb]
Have to be dug up here in Maine and stored for the winter. [Smile]

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by puppy80 on November 01, 2004 06:16 PM
yep Dahlias... nice pics..
by shalimar on November 02, 2004 03:19 PM
Definitely Dahlias. The last red one is called 'Bishop of Llandaff'.

If you are in a zone where it freezes over in winter, you need to dig up the bulbs now, cut down the stems to about 4" above the bulb, shake off all the earth and leave them in a shed or garage to dry out. When they are quite dry, you need to stack them in a bag or crate or cardboard box and cover with sand or dry earth until you plant them out again in spring.

If you leave them in the earth, they could be eaten by moles, rats and other insects.

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