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ImageCCvacation
Jul 12, 2014 7:30 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
This is the FUN thread to view while sipping red wine and sampling dark chocolate!
CC
ImageDahliaGardener
Jul 13, 2014 12:28 AM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Wine and chocolate on hand, with my feet up. Hilarious!

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

ImageIslander
Jul 13, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
OK we are making progress. Somehow the computer lost a couple of little bits of in when I took off the 5000 phots from the last 2 seasons. They are now stored on the bottom of a page instead of most recent at the top, and not all there, but lets see what happens.
..Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/6b1fd0 Sandia Sunburst
Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/598c90
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Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/47f566
Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/ec6019 "Sandia Sunbonnet"

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Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/800815 HH Rudolph

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Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/2d2562 This might be Bloomquist Tori P

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Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/f5b90b Birch bay Danny Boy... Color breaks were unstable at our garden. One plant was solid.

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ImageDarcyD
Jul 13, 2014 1:39 PM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Thanks for sharing, Noni! Wow, I see 5 I would love! Do they have names, yet? Or, do they get named after they come out of test gardens?
ImageIslander
Jul 13, 2014 1:45 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
They are anonymous until after judging. However I photographed the number markers, for which there are 3 plants each. When I have time I will go back through and "name" these with the numbers so we can get a handle on them.

Yes, I have probably a dozen of these picked out to follow, and only maybe 1/4 were in bloom yet. I will try to keep you all updated on them throughout the summer. I saw one section where a voice spoke in my head and said "Accent Dahlias" and another where I think I recognized a little friend growing in my garden. I haven't "Picked out" Birch Bay's area yet. It will be fun to guess!
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ImageIslander
Jul 13, 2014 1:53 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
They are anonymous until after testing. However I photographed the number markers, for which there are 3 plants each. When I have time I will go back through and "name" these with the numbers so we can get a handle on them.
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ImageBenny101
Jul 13, 2014 7:45 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Sweet beans , thanks for sharing Noni . Some really nice ones there . That blended pink and yellow cream cactus is very nice , looks familiar
ImageFLflowerboy
Jul 13, 2014 8:53 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Keep us posted so we can drool together!
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageIslander
Jul 13, 2014 8:59 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Its one of my summer pleasures Thumbs up
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vikingcraftsman
Jul 13, 2014 9:05 PM CST
summer pleasures , Geat name Noni.
mandolls
Jul 14, 2014 5:30 AM CST
Name: Geof
WI
Noni - just curious - what do they do at this test garden in terms of "stopping" and disbudding?

On the red dahlia it looks like multiple stalks, or are those all laterals from the near bottom of the plant ?
ImageIslander
Jul 14, 2014 7:31 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
We have a once a week work session where dis-budding is one of the chores. I haven't heard talk about "stopping" so I don't know about that part. Just as a guess, maybe they want to compare the natural form as part of the judging? I will ask about that. I know these workers are doing the "Stopping" in their own gardens.
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ImageBenny101
Jul 15, 2014 3:58 AM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Uggh , I keep telling myself I'm going to take a day or two off from garden and yard work , maybe go to bed early . Has not happened yet . Guess I'll have time for rest sometime around November. I feel compelled to soak up every darn drop of summer this year .
ImageIslander
Jul 15, 2014 7:46 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Now what could you take time off for that would be more interesting then the garden? Hilarious!
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Imageluvflowers
Jul 15, 2014 12:58 PM CST
Noni, thanks for posting the trial garden photos! I really like a few of them.
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ImageIslander
Jul 15, 2014 1:18 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Next time there should be a lot more blooms :-)
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ImageFLflowerboy
Jul 17, 2014 8:31 AM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/2d2562
Thumb of 2014-07-13/Islander/a97b96
These two are my favorites for interesting form. I especially like number two....I hope its an intro for next year!

"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageIslander
Jul 17, 2014 9:17 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I like both of those, A LOT! The second one looks a lot like my new Narrows Marge. I picked it up at a club auction and its a wonderful vigorous plant I don't know how long it has been in commerce but its not new this year.Thumb of 2014-07-17/Islander/2e2a1c ...this was just a first full bloom shot but I think the petals are more cactus now. I picked and gave away my more recent ones to a neighbor who dropped by. I think this was a first day shot and the petals became darker in the next days.
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ImageFLflowerboy
Jul 17, 2014 11:46 AM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Isn't it fun to see a bloom change form day after day. I had Camille Noel bloom yesterday and it looked nothing like the picture! Maybe if I gave it a day or two the petals will change....but I won't see it because I am traveling.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
addicted
Jul 17, 2014 12:12 PM CST
Name: Em
NY
Nice, Noni. For those of us who aren't close to a trial garden, a real treat. If I had to pick just one of those, I think I'd go with the first one in Jon's photo. It'll be interesting to see what else is there. About how many do they have room for in that garden? Do they only have one of each or is it multiple plants, and if multiples are they all planted together or do they separate them? I'd love to know more about how they're scored and is it an average score if a breeder has the same variety in more than one trial garden.
Em
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!

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