Artist Frances Palmer, well-known for her pottery, is also a passionate dahlia gardener. After teaching us how to plant dahlias, she returns to GardenDesign.com to show us how to dig up and store dahlia tubers for the winter.
Frances Palmer, a member of GARDEN DESIGN's design board, is a well-known potter, a passionate gardener, and a lover of dahlias. Today, she shares with us the second part of her instructional series about how to dig up and store dahlias for the winter.
If you followed Palmer's instructions for how to plant dahlia tubers in May, now it's time to learn how to store the tubers until next spring. (Palmer's first installment also included some of her favorite mail-order sources for dahlias, so if you might want to order some catalogs now, to inspire you for next year!)—Claire Lui
Frances Palmer's garden in September, filled with dahlias at the peak of bloom.