Love red flowers and especially the varieties of heirloom dahlias that are in full bloom right now
Definitely more labor intense then most but equally rewarding now when they are in full bloom until the frost comes
Planting in early spring and covered with a layer of straw for the weeds then it’s just been too waiting until they are big enough and you see the first flowers In the beginning of July
The old heirloom varieties are very hardy and grow really big with a massive rootstock sometimes up too 20 kg of you don’t split them
In the fall after the frost I dig them up cutting off everything above ground then using a water hose too rinse of all the dirt then letting them dry for a day or two before taking them in too the root cellar for the winter.