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Dahlias in Australia

“The Winkie Way”

The First Dahlia Dedicated Publication for Australia since 1977

The Book tells/shows all of what is done in my Garden based on 40 years’ experience.

Starting with growing Dahlias in 1977 for our Wedding in 1978.

It also shows a number of alternative methods as seen on our many International Travels and garden visits Australia wide.

The book will give readers a choice of a variety of successful methods/practices.

130 Pages - 22,000 Words - 505 Pictures

  • The Book caters for the beginner.
  • The experienced Grower.
  • All levels of Exhibitors.
  • Judges.
  • Breeders of Dahlias.

Topics Covered

Planting, Growing, Large/Small Gardens, Digging, Dividing, Storing, Supporting, Pruning & Training, Disbudding, Propagation of Cuttings, Pests Identification/Control, Diseases, Virus in Dahlias, Sunscreen, Labelling, Weed Control, Hydrophobic Soils, Breeding, Saving Pollen, Growing from Seed, Cutting Blooms, Growing Bigger Blooms, Transporting of Blooms, Staging Blooms, Dressing Blooms, Water Requirements, Pulse Watering, Shade Cloth, Sunscreen and Best Performed Cultivars for Australia

Winkie Dahlias has ceased selling dahlia tubers.

The book "Dahlias in Australia - The Winkie Way" is available. 

For all enquiries please send an email to 

The Links Page directs you to interesting dahlia web sites.

Where Is Winkie

What to see at Winkie

The Riverland Tourist Guide shows there are

more than just Dahlias in the Winkie Area.

The Riverland in South Australia (three hour drive from Adelaide)

features Wineries, Houseboats, River Murray,

 Bushwalking, Vineyards, Citrus Orchards, Almond Groves

and a number of interesting Wetlands

 that are ideal for the Bird Watcher.


Winkie Weather


These Exhibits are all Winkie Raised Cultivars