Zonal pelargoniums, fuchsias, shrubby calceolarias, dahlias, carnations, &c., to retain on the cutting some of its leaves, so as to supply the requisite food for storage in the callus.
This is the case with many of our roses, dahlias, begonias, pelargoniums, orchids and other long or widely cultivated garden plants.
Sow stocks, dahlias and a few tender and half-hardy annuals, on a slight hotbed, or tin pots.
Propagate old roots of dahlias by cuttings of the young shoots in a hotbed.
Continue to propagate the finer sorts of dahlias, both by cuttings and by division of the roots.
Plant out, during the last week, dahlias, hardy pelargoniums, stocks and calceolarias, protecting the dahlias from slight frosts.
Plant out dahlias and other tender subjects, if risk of frost is past.
Stake and tie up dahlias and strong herbaceous plants.
Take up, dry and store dahlias and all tender tubers at the end of the month; pot lobelias and similar half-hardy plants from the open borders.
All plants that require staking, such as dahlias, roses, gladioli and many herbaceous plants, should now be looked to.
Take up summer-flowering bulbs and tubers, such as dahlias, tuberoses, gladioli, cannas, caladiums, tigridias, and dry them off thoroughly, stowing them away afterwards in some place free from frost and moisture during the winter.