Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum: Clear Creek Dahlias' photos for 2014

 
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ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 13, 2015 2:18 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Seems like Tod threw down the gauntlet with his garden photo shots. Whistling

Just a few from my garden. Theses were mostly taken as "art shots" taken not just to document the variety, but for some of my projects and photo contests.

AC Angry Bird
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AC Barney
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AC Ben
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AC CJ
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AC Shannon
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AC Shitake
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Ad Lib
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Alauna Pochette Surprise
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Amhurst Abby
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April Dawn
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Asia
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Ayer's Lavender Ice
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Ayer's Purple Paragon
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ImageCCvacation
Jan 13, 2015 2:25 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Nice! I especially enjoy your AC Ben and Asia shots! Thumbs up
CC
ImageFlowernut
Jan 13, 2015 2:46 PM CST
Name: Jane
Southern California Zone 9/10
Very pretty! I look forward to my Ayer's Purple Paragon looking just as beautiful. Asia is another I would love to have based on your picture. Keep the pictures coming.
Jane
"In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends"-Kazuko Okakura
mandolls
Jan 13, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
Ayer's lavender ice is going on my wish list!
ImageFLflowerboy
Jan 13, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Makes me want to see them in bloom right now!
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
Imagetodgor
Jan 13, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
Awesome blooms! I love the Alauna Pochette Surprise - how big a bloom is it? I thought I saw on the French Alauna guy's site it is an A.
anniecan
Jan 13, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
Please keep them coming! So nice to see this time of year Smiling
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 13, 2015 9:14 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
I tried to post the B's and C's earlier, then accidentally shut off the computer before I posted them. *Blush* I will put them up tomorrow.
ImageIslander
Jan 13, 2015 9:59 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I am so glad I ordered AC Shitake! I like all your pics but that one sets my heat a flutter! And yes, I loved your pic of Ayer's Lavender Ice too!
Salish Dahlias
ImageFLflowerboy
Jan 13, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
You will like AC Shitake...it was really nice for me.
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 14, 2015 9:35 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Someone in our local dahlia society had tried to grow AC Shitake, and called it a "turd", I didn't have a problem with it. It bloomed its head off all summer, the form was incredible, and it was a good tuber producer. This is what it looked like in October in a bouquet at a gala fund raiser for the local botanical garden.

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I know it's "Shitake". Spell corrector is the bane of my existence sometimes.


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Imageteddahlia
Jan 14, 2015 9:52 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Who has not said something disparaging about a dahlia variety that some that else loves? I try not to make such remarks when I am judging at a show. I am much more likely to speak my mind among good friends but one has to be aware of being overheard. In the parlance of "dahlia manners" the old saying of "if you cannot say anything good, say nothing at all" . In dahlia publications, if they write something about a new dahlia, they only speak good words. No words or few words about a new variety is an indication that the writer is not very impressed. AC Shitake(only one "i" in the name) looks pretty good to me and I may try it if I spot it at a club sale or auction. Many of the newer AC varieties are sold at the Spring Federation meeting by Ken Greenway. He donates the proceeds to the Federation. The best bargains are the "used" pot tubers that he sells. They have already provided him enough cuttings and have lots of cutting material left in them.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 14, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
More of the "alphabet".

Barbara B
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Bert Pitt
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Bloomquist Sparkle
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Bode
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Bora Bora
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Camano Buz
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Citron de Cap
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Colwood Ann
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Crazy Ivan
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Cynthia Huston
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Dana Iris
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Dauntless
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ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 14, 2015 10:24 AM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Devon Pearl
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Drummer Boy
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Elsie C
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Elsie Huston
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Emory Paul
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Eugene Vloet
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Ferncliff Fuego
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George C
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GH Lammerse
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Gold and White Waterlily
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Grand Finale
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portia
Jan 14, 2015 12:27 PM CST
Southern PA, Brandywine
Completely love the photos! Esp that gold and white waterlily...dreamy!!
ImageCCvacation
Jan 14, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Elsie C and Devon Pearl caught my eye out of that lot of images... Still love Elsie
Huston, but as I grow it, I didn't have to drool as much over it.

I have to check my classification guide for those two to see when they were introduced and how they do on the table. I only saw Devon Pearl on one price list from 2014 and Clear Creek's blog... BB FD L. Very cute.

CC
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 14, 2015 3:45 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
The gold and white waterlily has no name. It was supposed to be Alauna Clair Obscure, but certainly is NOT that variety. The vendor is replacing it but has no clue as to what that is. Glare
ImagePNWGal
Jan 14, 2015 4:45 PM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
Is anyone else having problems with Clear Creek's photos coming through very dark?
ImageIslander
Jan 14, 2015 5:38 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
What size flower is Devon Pearl? That is pretty cute. I grow Devon Icon...keep thinking about dropping it but it is so useful when it blooms. I guess I will just grow it on purpose intead of planting it and forgetting it is there this year... Smiling Thumb of 2015-01-14/Islander/4b7bbb
Salish Dahlias
ImageClearCreekDahlias
Jan 14, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Western New York State
Dahlias! Dahlias! Dahlias!
Yes, some of the photos will be dark. Like I said at the beginning, some of these are "art photos" with the camera set to produce a certain effect.

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