Dahlias hail from warmer parts of the globe and can’t withstand our deep-freeze winters. Make sure to properly store your dahlia tubers this winter. (Photo by Joanne Young)

4 steps to overwinter tender plants

Lorraine Flanigan

From callas and cannas to begonias and dahlias, here are 4 steps to give summer-flowering tender plants the TLC they need to survive the winter.

dahlias make cut flowers

How to divide and store dahlia tubers

Dugald Cameron

How to lift, divide and store dahlia tubers for next year’s garden. Colourful dahlias make a superb cut flower, but need to be stored over the winter.


How to store tuberous begonias for the winter

Dugald Cameron

Tuberous begonias are often flowering at their best in late summer, just when it’s time to bring them indoors. How to store tuberous begonias over winter.

Male and female blooms on tuberous begonias. Photo courtesy of

Growing tuberous begonias

Judith Adam

Begonia tubers are lumpy, brown potato-like forms that grow to produce large double blooms on upright or hanging plants. Tips from Judith Adam.