|For a minimal outlay, you can buy enough|
dahlia tubers for a glorious garden display.
There's a flower that's easy to grow, tolerant of a wide range of soils, and affordable in profusion.
And it will produce spectacular blooms in late summer, when many garden flowers have finished blooming or lost their luster.
Dahlias are easy to grow. Anyone can grow dahlias. They don't require pruning or spraying or disbudding. All but the largest-flowered dahlias grow happily without staking. They're relatively disease-resistant, and they don't require quantities of water.
|Yes, those are orange dahlias featured|
on the cover of this book on what may be
England's most famous garden.
Dahlias are cost-effective. A single tuber ($3.50 to $8 in most cases) will not only produce a good-sized plant that will produce quantities of flowers for two months or more, but that tuber will produce a root cluster that can be divided into up to a dozen tubers for the next growing season. You can find beautiful dahlia collections to fill a whole flower bed at substantial savings.
And once you've acquired dahlias, if you care for your tubers over the winter, you'll have flowers for years to come at no additional cost.
|Dahlias are magnificent choices for beautiful|
Dahlias are a feature of many acclaimed public gardens in Great Britain and Europe, where they provide color in mixed borders. Here in the U.S., they are a staple of home gardens as well as in public gardens like Dahlia Hill in Michigan which showcases this wonderful, hardy garden flower.