Supporting Dahlias
A Guy Wire Support System

The illustrations used to explain a "guy wire support system for dahlias" were taken of dahlia beds with two 50 feet long side-by-side rows of dahlias.

Steel posts are driven into the ground at each end of each row of dahlias. The guy wires are then tied to the posts at the desired height and stretched tight.

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In some cases, 2" by 2" stringers are tied across the two posts. By drilling holes in the stringers, guy wires can be placed at several different locations according to the need to support the dahlias.

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The bottom set of guy wires is located 12" to 15" from the ground and are centered over the row. When the dahlias are tall enough, their stems are secured to the wire loosely (I call it the "stem wire".)

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Bamboo posts are inserted in the row at 10 foot intervals next to the guy wire.

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