Growing Dahlias in the North Country [F-23-23]

Presenter:Kathleen Wallace
Location: SUNY Potsdam: Kellas 104
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 1:00 PM 09/06, 10/04, 11/01

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Dahlia mania is real. This amazing plant gifts us with abundant gorgeous blooms late in the summer when everything else is winding down. Dahlias provide us with yearlong gardening satisfaction: digging and dividing tubers in the late fall, waking up the tubers from their winter slumber, and taking cuttings in early spring. In winter, we dream of summer blooms while shopping online. We will meet once a month to learn about the current task at hand. Those who do not wish to dig are welcome as well, as many gardeners grow dahlias as annuals. We will address cultivation of dahlias in our growing zone. This course will be offered in both the Fall and Spring semesters on the first Wednesdays of the month.

Kathleen Wallace is a retired teacher and lifelong gardener. Since moving to the North Country, she has become obsessed with finding and cultivating dahlias that will thrive here in the frozen north. She grows over 100 varieties in her display garden.

Special Instructions:

A support group for dahlia addicts: The American Dahlia Society: This course will continue into the Spring 2024 semester.

Cap: 60

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