How to prune dahlias: expert tips |

How to prune dahlias: expert tips |

From mid-summer onwards, dahlias often take the limelight in the garden – and they deserve it. Their vibrant colors and gorgeous shapes are nothing short of wondrous, and they make excellent cut flowers too. But if you want the best from your plants, you’ll need to have the knowledge to prune them.

There are some benefits to cutting back dahlias. First off, it’s a good idea to deadhead them throughout the season to encourage more flowers and keep them looking tidy. But there are other ways to prune these summer favorites—from pinching and thinning them out to preparing them for winter. This guide covers all three, so you can enjoy your most stunning dahlias yet.

Dahlias dazzle in the garden

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