Dahlia Blooms Are Black

Question From: R. Blanco - Huntington Beach, California, United States
Q: My Dhalia's buds are coming out black. It has been very hot and muggy lately. Will they still bloom or should I prune buds, and hope for newer healthier buds to pop late August or September?

A: Dahlias hate the heat. Cut off the black blooms and wait for cool weather. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy