Flowers! 🌺 🌷 🌸 🌹

i grew my dahlias from bulbs/tubers. i planted them in … early june i think? so depending on your last frost date you may still gave time to grow from tubers – you can usually see on the packet or on the website how many days they need to reach maturity so subtract that number of days from your last frost date to see if there’s enough time.

i think growing from seeds will take a lot longer – likely too late for this year unless you have a grow tent or a greenhouse.

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Google tells me my first frost date is October 13. I think I have a packet of dahlia seeds, I should look…

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these are so pretty :star_struck:

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Is there anything to be done for floppy stems? It’s only a problem with some plants. I did not feed the plants as they were growing, maybe that would help?


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I think it can have to do with when they are picked for some varieties. Zinnias do it if they are picked too early. I’m not sure about others.

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there’s a test you can do for zinnias – grab them 6 or more inches down the stem from the bloom and jiggle it. if the bloom feels floppy, it’s not ready. if it doesn’t flop around, it’s ready to pick.

with other flowers, there are different signs to look for. i think floret has tips on when to pick all flowers on their site.

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