My regular size dahlias are growing nicely in a planter outside, but they aren't blooming the way that they should. As soon as I planted my dwarf dahlias,(next to the others) the leaves began to turn brown and fall off until they had all fallen off except for the new growth coming in behind them. But they to never really bloomed either.Some Feedback would be great!

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Sun, water and soil....................I have no luck with container growing...........Is the container deep enough with good drainage and rocks on the bottom for water run off.  Do you have that new style dirt that has all the vitamins in it.  Is it possible to replant them in the ground and use mulch over them for the winter.  I would also use a soapmix....1 teasp of hand washing liquid soap and 1 qt of water, mix and spray on plants.
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