Extending the season

Dahlia Lady Dallies with Tubers

Meet the dahlia lady

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Burley—It may seem a bit early to be thinking of a bed of dahlias in the garden, but Arlene Burton of Burley knows better.

Amongst her friends she is known as the ‘Dahlia Lady’. Burton started growing dahlias ten years ago and they have become one of her garden favorites.

Secrets to summer-long color

Her secret to raising star quality dahlias is to start early. She begins planting the roots the first week in March every year along with other frost tender bulbs like begonias.