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Grow Dahlias In These Places To Create An Abundance Of Flowers In Your Garden

Grow Dahlias In These Places To Create An Abundance Of Flowers In Your Garden

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If you’re looking to add some delightful flowers to your garden, why not give dahlias a try?

I grew up watching dahlias in my grandma’s flower beds, so it was impossible for me not to continue the tradition. They’re incredibly low-maintenance, but choosing the right spot for them is crucial.

Where you plant your dahlias can really make a difference in how they thrive. If your garden tends to be shady, you might not see as many blooms popping up.

And here’s the fun part: dahlias can play the role of both annuals and perennials, depending on where you live. My dahlias come back every spring because temperatures here in Florida are warmer year round. 

But if you live somewhere cold (USDA hardiness zones 7 and below) you only get one shot at growing dahlias per season, so choose your flower placement wisely! 

Sun-Bathed Corners Of Your Gardens Are Their Favorite

A rule of thumb is to give dahlias as much sun as possible! 

These vibrant beauties thrive in climates with warm days and cool nights, just like the sunny regions of Mexico where they originate from. 

So, if you’re lucky enough to live in such a place, go ahead and plant your dahlias where they can get direct sunlight for about 6 to 8 hours every day. 

But hey, if you’re in an area where summer temperatures skyrocket above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, which happens a lot in zones 7 to 10, don’t worry! You can still keep your dahlias happy in partially shaded spots. 

It’s best that you provide them with some shade when the thermometer hits 90 degrees Fahrenheit; and once things cool down a bit, your dahlias will be back in full bloom! 

Now, don’t get me wrong, dahlias are definitely sun lovers – they absolutely thrive when they get plenty of sunshine. However, they are not picky and can handle a bit of shade as well. 

Sure, they might need a little extra support and care, like some sturdy stakes to keep them standing tall, but they’ll still bloom beautifully even in shady spots of your garden. 

Plus, here’s a fun fact: dahlias grown in shadier spots tend to grow taller than those in sunnier areas. And who wouldn’t want a splash of color in the cool, shady corners of their garden, right? 

Just remember, while dahlias are pretty resilient, they might need a bit of protection during cold winters. It’s all about giving them the love and care they deserve to keep those blooms thriving!

Also read: This Simple Coffee Ground Hack Will Make Your Dahlias Thrive And Produce More Blooms

Pots Are Good Spots For Your Dahlias, Too

Did you know that dahlias can be super happy and healthy in containers, as well? 

I’ve always admired the versatility of dahlias, so I decided to give them a shot in pots. It turns out they’re a perfect fit for container gardening, as long as you give them the right conditions.

When it comes to pots, remember: the bigger, the better! 

This not only allows dahlias to stretch their roots but also helps them stay hydrated on those scorching summer days. And trust me, you don’t want your prized dahlias toppling over in windy weather!

A balcony or patio are definitely places where your dahlias can grow and thrive! Trust me, colorful flowers greeting you as you walk through the door is the best feeling ever!

Smaller dahlia varieties are just as stunning in pots as their larger counterparts – opt for these if you’re worried about larger varieties taking up too much space! 

So, no matter if you have a sunny garden or prefer planting in pots, there’s always a perfect spot for your dahlias. 

Mine grow in pots and they are absolutely stunning: 

Have you ever grown dahlias before? What’s your favorite color or variety? Share your experiences and let’s keep the conversation blooming!

Also read: Dahlias Sprouting: What To Do When It Happens