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ImageDahliaGardener
Feb 25, 2014 11:42 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
I had Tahoma Lael in my garden this year. It was a gift. I liked the color, what blooms I got were open centered. The person who gave it to me had the same experience. I can't think that's normal. Will it do that for first year plants?

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageteddahlia
Feb 26, 2014 12:11 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Tahoma Lael is nor open centered at all in my garden. You need new stock. My first stock was bad too.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageDahliaGardener
Feb 26, 2014 1:40 AM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Okay, thank you Ted. I will look into some new stock of it.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageFLflowerboy
Feb 26, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
I ordered more ball dahlias this year after being drawn to their perfect symmetry. I think many of them held up well in bouquets...
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageIslander
Feb 26, 2014 3:47 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I'm growing even more ball dahlias and min-balls this year, after having a very good customer response to them. The only one I did not care for myself was a Paul Smith one that I was given. It was too big, too heavy and too dark to play well with others, so I tossed it into the woods when I dug it to make sure it did not pop up again in the garden! I think it also had a bit of a weak stem that did'nt support its weight very well. This year I picked up some older variagated varieties from places like Tall Grass Farms, and Clacks. They are inexpensive enough to try things out and see how I like them and how they do as cut flowers. THey should add interestingly to the mix I have.
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ImageDahliaGardener
Mar 9, 2014 2:25 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Ted, how is AC Tran for yellow. Is it really bright, or more creamy yellow? Darcy and Annie were both talking about a yellow waterlily, and other than Peggy Jean (Swan Island), I can't think of any. What other yellow waterlilies are there?

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageIslander
Mar 9, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Swan Island has "Ahoy Matey" but it was so school bus yellow I just couldn't get it to go with anything. (Just my taste, I know.) If you like School bus yellow, then give it a try. I am trying a couple of the Birch Bay WL (or almost WL) Sandia Joy and Sandia Showboat. I read that Showboat is almost white but with a yellow tint so it sounds like a nice mixer in bouquets. We cut-flower people need some waterlilies in all the different shades of yellow from Cream to True Yellow to Tropical Sun Yellow. and yellow orange.
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ImageBenny101
Mar 9, 2014 5:45 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Looking at the list I am a little surprised at how many yellow and blends I picked up , I believe all of our solid yellows are quite large ( school bus ) variety with Floodlight and Yellow Queen being the smaller ones , Bloomquist Glow and a couple Inland Dynasty to make a point :)
There is a slew of yellow blends and ones with bits of yellow or blush , should be some interesting arrangements if they all play nice .
ImageFLflowerboy
Mar 9, 2014 8:14 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Noni, Sandia Joy is very compact. I used it at the front of a perennial border one year....very nice blooms, but no long stems for cutting...at least not for me.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
Imageteddahlia
Mar 9, 2014 9:48 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
What other yellow waterlilies are there? We have discussed the lack of yellow waterlilies on Cubits previously.
Sandia Joy is very low growing and in fact won an award for being a border type dahlia. Sandia Showboat is barely yellow(as you say almost white) but is a good cut flower otherwise.
Ac Tran is so big that it has no useful purpose except "Wow, that sure is big!".
Hollyhill Sprite is a light medium yellow waterlily that we introduced for bouquets and flower arrangements and nobody seems to consider it.
And we have in development a pure yellow waterlily that should be a good all around flower. Picture is on our website. Two years away on that one.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageDahliaGardener
Mar 9, 2014 10:57 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Is HH Sprite the mini one? I can't remember seeing that one. I will have to go looking for it.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageteddahlia
Mar 13, 2014 9:49 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
The shortage in yellow was for good cut flowers. Only a few on your list are productive cut flowers.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
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ImageIslander
Mar 13, 2014 1:58 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
What is the pretty little creamy one with the purplish center above Zoey Rae? It looks ever so useful!

I am waiting for my Ferncliff order to come ...that will be a new one for me and many new varieties to try out. Still waiting for Swan Island, Alpha, Linda's.Honnats, and Clacks as well as a few trades.
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ImageFLflowerboy
Mar 13, 2014 7:31 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Noni, I was really impressed by Ferncliff's tuber quality...You will have to tell me what you think...

I remember some discussion about AC William...


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I found it to be an easy to grow large yellow that had thickly textured petals...which, for me, helped it last a long time in the vase when cut.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageBenny101
Mar 14, 2014 5:16 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Had to place a small order from Lobaughs so I decided to give Lismore Moonlight a try , I see it's not the best tuber maker but i really liked the photo and loved the color .
Imageteddahlia
Mar 14, 2014 5:23 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I am going to try Lakeview Moonglow BB FD yellow from the club sale. Picture looks nice.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageBenny101
Mar 14, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Yeah that's a great stock photo of Lakeview Moonglow , looks like a distinctive shade of yellow .
ImageIslander
Mar 14, 2014 7:23 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I will be growing both S. Moonglow and Lismore Moonlight this year.I really liked LM last year and planned to grow all 4 tubers I got of it...now down to 3. I hope they will grow and i can take cuttings. Its a very nice pom! I am looking forward to The Moonglow one...looks like a lovey soft yellow.but the pics i have seen vary a lot.

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Imageteddahlia
Mar 14, 2014 7:44 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Skipley Moonglow is one of those lighter yellows you like. For the shows, it does not completely reflex to the stem and that is a "sine quo non" for ball dahlias. If you use manicure scissors and remove the "involucres" the ray florets will reflex to the stem and one cagey exhibitor did this and won a big prize. The practice is allowed for pom dahlias and since balls are just big poms why not? Exhibitors can do a lot of things to blooms that are perfectly legal. Fanatics aren't they?
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageIslander
Mar 15, 2014 8:38 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Good to know! Ken Walton is pushing me to show, and I really don't want to let myself get into the high anxiety I know it will create. But If I can keep it just something fun or think of it as adding to the display for other peoples enjoyment then I might be able to go there. Somehow I can't see me with my aging vision trying to clip little involucres to make a flower do something it doesn't want to do Whistling We shall see, we shall see Shrug! Sometimes a new challenge adds spice, sometimes it is overload. But I can see where it would be highly addictive when you win Hilarious!
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