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Re: Thanks

Postby Big Smile » Apr 26, 2008 8:01 pm

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He also got some other kind of tuber (purplish skin on the outside) very thick too, but much different looking from the Dahlia tubers. Tall plants he says. Uh huh. I dont think they are Iris, maybe daylilies....Free is nice however. I'm not complaining. :) DMG[/quote]

DMG , I took a pic of some Canna Tubers, this might help you to ID yours.
Sorry the pic is a bit blurry.

<a><img src="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/ClaraBauman/CannaTubers.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


and here are my potted Dahlias.
<a><img src="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/ClaraBauman/PottedDahlias.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

and now to add a bit of color,,,

<a><img src="http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/ClaraBauman/Tulips-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


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Postby butterfly » Apr 26, 2008 11:11 pm

Thanks Clara for posting your dahlias
I see you put them in small pots

I thought they ahd to go in big deep pots because of long roots

I see I wasted a lot of soil

I didn't need to do that

Thanks I still have some more to do and will do them like you did

saves soil and a lot of room

You should see my space, big deep pots, darn, what a waste I did and ran out of floor space

Do you think I could take some of the soil out of these pots and use it for the smaller ones??

My tubers are quite large so I could have split them more, right?

When you plant them with small tubers do you still get a nice flush of blooms?


Thanks
thanks
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Postby butterfly » Apr 26, 2008 11:13 pm

wrong post
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Postby butterfly » Apr 26, 2008 11:17 pm

You tulips are gorgeous Clara

All your plant look super duper
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Dahlias help

Postby Kim1 » Apr 27, 2008 5:50 am

Ok, so now after reading this info on other gardeners dahlias, I have a few questions. I live in NL and in the fall of last year, I dug up my dahlias (last summer was their first summer), cleaned them off, dried them and placed in a box in my dark cool basement. I have not touched them since. I will probably have to wait until the end of May to plant back into the flowerbed as summers are late and there is always the chance of frost. I find they bloom late here to, like in August.
Questions: when should I get them on the go for summer? Should I start them in a pot now? They bloomed beautiful last year, so I am a big unsure what to do to get them started for this season. If I plant them in a pot inside for now, I guess I would bury the whole tuber in soil?
Do the tubers need to be moistened first? Any suggestions would be great.
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Postby joan w » Apr 27, 2008 6:39 am

Love those tulips.
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Postby Big Smile » Apr 27, 2008 10:03 am

butterfly wrote:Thanks Clara for posting your dahlias
I see you put them in small pots

I thought they ahd to go in big deep pots because of long roots

I see I wasted a lot of soil

I didn't need to do that

Thanks I still have some more to do and will do them like you did

saves soil and a lot of room

You should see my space, big deep pots, darn, what a waste I did and ran out of floor space

Do you think I could take some of the soil out of these pots and use it for the smaller ones??

My tubers are quite large so I could have split them more, right?

When you plant them with small tubers do you still get a nice flush of blooms?


Thanks
thanks



Butterfly , its better to divide tubers rather than plant the whole clump. You get better plants and more blooms.

The small pots that you see in the pic are the "Leonado" variety that only grow 20 inches tall.
I never use more than a 5 or 6 inch pot even for bigger ones

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