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October 10, 2019
Dahlias can be kept for many years if they are treated properly. Dahlias start producing tubers in the spring, but these roots are not mature until late in the growing season. The longer they are kept in the ground, the more mature they will be, and chances are better they will survive in storage. Wait to dig up dahlia tubers until the top growth dies back or is killed by the first hard frost. Though the foliage may be dead, dahlia tubers will continue to develop for a time.
October 2, 2019
Though some plants are termed “evergreen”, that doesn’t mean they never lose their needles. Evergreens go through a natural cycle of dropping and replacing old foliage just as deciduous plants do. They just do it on a slightly different schedule. While a maple tree will only keep its leaves for a single growing season, a pine tree may hold onto its needles for two seasons. Eventually, needles become old and worn and drop from the tree naturally. The oldest needles are those that are closest to the trunk along a branch.

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