Purple Gem Dahlia




  1. Gorgeous!!! When did you plant yours???

  2. Nicole! Isn't this awful... I cannot remember. I know it was toward the end of May. I didn't write down the specific date (since I usually photograph everything). But I know I planted them as soon as the soil hit 60 degrees. I had read that (online somewhere) Dahlias can be planted then, so I went out and bought a soil thermometer. I think it was somewhere between May 14th and 26th. Planting them early has a big pay off. I've been cutting away now for bouquets and I hope come fall - they'll be more prolific.





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