Dahlia Blossoms Are Sometimes Deformed On One Side

Question From: R. Huff - Moorhead, Minnesota, United States
Q: My Dahlia blossoms get deformed. Healthy and normal, but sometimes only one side.

A: Excessive heat and lack of water will do it. Keep the soil moist around the plants and pray for the weather to cool down. Do not fertilize them when the temperatures rise above 85 degrees. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy