How Do You Take Care Of Dahlia Bulbs

People who are quite fond of flowers in general are known to be anthophile. Well, I cannot think of any possible reason to not love flowers at all, most of them are uniquely pretty and fragrant so having a strong interest in them is pretty inevitable. And if you are such an enthusiast with these lovely things then you must go and check every dahlia bulbs for sale since these kinds of flower has one of the prettiest bloom you would ever see in a lifetime.

Apparently, dahlias are of the same classification as daisies, sunflowers, and chrysanthemum. All of them are part of the family of plants called Asteraceae. Most of them would grow right from a tiny and brown biennial tubers which are planted during the full bloom of spring season.

The hardest part of having dahlias at your garden is picking an exact color and size as it can range in such a huge variety of hues and sizes. But regardless of which particular appearance you go for, one thing is for sure, they have the prettiest look to entirely accentuate the garden you have.

If you want to have one of these at home then you probably should know how to take care of them in general. Dahlia are not that suited in hot climates as they need to have a moist environment all over them. With that, they basically can grow better and fully well on those parts of the world with only moderate climates.

Though, even if these species prefer moderate climate, it is not that they would not bloom in direct sunlight. In fact, they bloom better when exposed to the morning sunlight so planting them in an area where the early sun rises is the best location you should be opting for.

Having large dahlias would mean placing them on their own rows away from other plants you have in the garden. Though, you could have them mixed with other summer flowers since they look better with these plants. For the soil, you should not choose something clayish as the plant cannot survive on that. Try having a manure over it to somehow make the texture of the soil better.

One thing you should also know about dahlia is that taking care of them means not watering them unless they appear to grow from underneath the soil. They basically are prone to overwatering and that can affect the tubers growth. Usually, that matter causes the tuber to rot so the dahlia cease to grow.

But, as the dahlia start to grow over the surface, this is when the deep watering is necessary. At least two to three times per week, a thirty minute watering through sprinkler is a good thing to support their fluid needs. During hot summer season, try to do more watering than necessary.

Now, during winter taking care of them would be a little bit challenging as their foliage will start to blacken due to the frost season. It may be a good idea to have it covered during such season or if you have placed them in a pot then bring them inside where the cold cannot damage the flowers.