March 24, 2013
Dahlias, like these large blooms grown by Luis Gamez of The Dalles, make spectacular cut flower arrangements.
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It's never too soon to be thinking about preparing for a garden full of colorful dahlias for late summer or fall. These showy, long-blooming flowers come in enough choices to satisfy just about any appetite for color, size and design. Dinner plate blooms can be as big as the china they are named after, but more petite varieties may satisfy other tastes.