Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Program: Dahlias
Presented by Dr. David Lee
Dr. Lee has a passion for dahlias along with many years of experience with them. He shared some very interesting information with us today. There are 25 different classes/forms of dahlia; all colors and flower types and all sizes. The plant can range from just a foot tall to 7 ft in height. Flower sizes can range from 1 1/2 inches to 12" dinner plate size. The Minnesota Arboretum is one of six official test gardens for dahlia and Dr. Lee is very involved with activities there.
He offered information about his own personal, tried and true methods of fall digging and storing, indoor tuber starting in spring, staking, pruning and overall maintenance. Dr. Lee encourages joining the Minnesota Dahlia Society for anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of this beautiful flower.
For more information about Dahlias and related upcoming events: http://minnesotadahliasociety.org