Articles & Videos

Instructional videos:

How to plant dahlia tubers

How to divide dahlia tubers

Text articles:

American Dahlia Society – the parent club for all other U.S. dahlia societies

How to grow dahlias – a very basic 1-page guide

How to grow dahlias – 14 articles from the Colorado Dahlia Society

How to grow dahlias – articles and videos from the UK National Dahlia Society

How to grow dahlias for exhibition – articles from the Snohomish Dahlia Society

How to time blooms for shows – articles from the Minnesota Dahlia Society

Dahlia tubers and growing supplies for purchase (not affiliated with BSDS):

Global dahlia resources – many useful articles and links to dahlia societies and vendors worldwide

North American dahlia variety locator – find vendors for over 2,700 varieties of dahlias

Mid-priced electric mesh fencing kit – to keep rabbits and other small animals out of dahlias; does not harm wildlife/pets/kids

Higher-priced fencing kit – a tall, nearly-invisible physical barrier to keep out everything from rabbits to deer; does not harm wildlife/pets/kids

Places to visit:

Though they don’t currently have a large dahlia garden, we highly recommend visiting Olbrich Botanical Gardens, the most popular tourist destination in Madison. This beautiful free garden complex has indoor and outdoor gardens and is accessible to all, with free tram tours and paved pathways. Olbrich Gardens has long provided much-appreciated space for many BSDS meetings and other events.