Articles, Videos, and Books

This page features articles, videos, and books  from throughout the dahlia community. These articles, produced by a variety of authors do not necessarily reflect the views of the ADS, but are offered here for the general interest of our readers.

 

Books

The American Dahlia Society – The Second 50 Years

Golden Anniversary Part 1  (pdf)
Golden Anniversary Part 2  (pdf)

 

ADS Bulletin Articles

Recommendations for Buying Dahlias

Nutrients for Dahlias

More Nutrients for Dahlias

When to Plant Your Dahlias Out in the Garden

 

Articles

Apps for Gardeners for IOS and Android Dr. Allan Armitage, well-known writer, speaker, and researcher will be a presenter at the 2015 ADS National Show in Long Island, New York, September 19-20, 2015.

Digging Dahlias by Helen Allen – excerpt from Zone4, a Magazine for All Rocky Mountain Gardeners. (pdf file)

Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology – The Dahlia in History  (pdf files)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3

Dahlia Imperialis Blooming at the Smithsonian

Digging, Dividing, and Storing Tubers

No Fuss: Store Your Tubers in Plastic Wrap

Growing Dahlias in Containers

Success With Cuttings

Fungus Control for Dahlias and the Garden

Coping with Spider Mites

Ruminations of a Dahlia Tuber (humorous article, pdf file)

 

Organic Gardening Articles

My Journey to Organic Gardening

Two Organic Additives for Your Garden That Are FREE!!

No Weeding – No Till Gardening – a Layered Garden

Compost Tea

Some Thoughts on Actively Aerated Compost Tea

 

Videos

Elkhart Dahlia Society Videos
      Topping Dahlias
      Fertilizing Dahlias
      Digging Dahlias
      Dividing Dahlias

 

Dahlia Reference Articles

Meristem Tip Culture (pdf file)

Dahlia Nomenclature and Brief History

Bees Don’t Care – Hybridizers Should

Dahlia Virus Pictures – A Pictorial Guide to Symptoms and Diagnosis (10 MB pdf file)