Spring class for late summer/ fall flower success.
Date: Saturday April 30, 2022
Nicole D’Agata of the Painted Tulip, Waterbury, Vermont, will share her many years of growing stunning dahlias. What started out of necessity for ensuring high quality flowers for weddings then became a passion which she enjoys sharing with fellow dahlia lovers!
Nicole will be discussing and displaying the full spectrum of dahlia growing from beginning to end of season.
We will examine rot and rot and viability and how to spot the “eye.” You will see the dividing process to get the most tubers from one clump. She will explain when, where and how to plant for amazing late summer/fall dahlia display.
Additionally, we will cover the following:
-Soil structure and amendments to help feed your dahlia plant through the season
-Ways to grow in less then ideal soil
-Tips to getting through a hot, dry summer
-System of taking cuttings and rooting to create more dahlias!
Please feel free to bring tubers you would like to divide.
Please come with a general idea of these factors
Knowledge of your soil structure (i.e. sandy loam, clay or very sandy) and sunlight hours in your dahlia plot is important (how many hours a day?). What is your frost-free date? What scale you would like to grow on?
*There will be snacks and beverages. Please let us know in advance of any food allergies.
*Tubers will be for sale. You will have exclusive pick of our available tubers.
* Plenty of time to socialize with your fellow gardeners.
*A reference booklet to take home will be provided.
Please dress for rain, sun or snow... it will likely be muddy.
We will be outside on my farm or in a high tunnel with plenty of space for social distancing. Out of respect for everyone’s comfort, masks are required.
Date: Saturday April 30, 10-1
Only 10 people allowed per class.
Looking forward to learning about your garden and answering all of your dahlia questions.
There are never enough dahlias in the garden, so let me help you expand yours!