Can you grow dahlias in raised beds?

dahlias (raised beds)

In the picture above you’ll see some dahlias in a traditional mixed garden borders. But how else can we grows dahlias? You can certainly grow dahlias in pots. But can you grow dahlias in raised beds? The simple answer to that question is yes – not only can you grow dahlias in raised beds, it …

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Are geraniums annuals or perennials?

Geranium pratense

In the video below, I answer the question whether geraniums are annuals or perennials by looking at the geraniums in my garden. So are geraniums, annuals or perennials? Odd as it might sound in a post about geraniums, we’ll start with some plants that aren’t actually geraniums, namely pelargoniums. Pelargoniums – are they even geraniums? …

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What is the difference between annuals and perennials?

hardy annual - Sweet pea

The difference between perennials and annuals is one of the questions about plants that can be confusing, especially if you are new to gardening. Here we consider annuals and perennials, highlighting how they differ and clearing up whether some of our most popular garden plants are annuals or perennials. Perennial vs annuals: the key difference …

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Are petunias annuals or perennials?

purple petunias: annual or perennial

Petunias: annual or perennial? In most garden environments petunias are sold and grown as annuals, typically as bedding plants for beds, hanging baskets and containers. But are petunias really annuals? The answer is no. Technically, petunias are perennials. This is because in warm temperate climates, with no risk of frost and no scorching temperatures, petunias …

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How to overwinter dahlia plants and tubers

how to overwinter dahlia plants

One of the great advantages of dahlias is that if you keep deadheading them, they will continue to flower right into the fall/autumn. However, dahlias are only borderline hardy which means that the flowers and foliage will be cut back by the first frosts.  So, at this point in the year you have to decide …

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