November 19, 2020

Digging Up and Storing Dahlia Tubers for Winter

If you live anywhere but the warmest regions of the United States, those dahlia tubers must be dug up and stored for the winter.

When in bloom, dahlias provide some of the garden's biggest and most spectacular flowers in many different sizes, forms, and colors. However, native to Mexico, dahlias are not winter-hardy and tend to split in freezing temperatures or mold in soggy, wet soil. Over the last few weeks, my gardeners dug up all the dahlia tubers, set them in the corn crib to dry thoroughly, and then packed them so they could be stored indoors for the cold season.

Enjoy these photos.