The Utah Dahlia Society was started just this past year and I was invited to join. Not because I knew anything about them, but because they needed the dues from a new recruit!
I figured if I was going to be a member I should try and grow a few. These are my first attempts and quite gorgeous if I do say so myself. I started out with 12 tubers. Nine came up then I lost one to the wind. You learn to stake them early with mistakes like that.
I doubt I will be much competition to the others in our group that are tending to over 200 of their "babies."
Thanks to Mom for watering them. They are in her yard because I have a mostly shade garden.