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Apr 19, 2016 12:48 AM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
Hi there,
what a lovely meandering thread,
thanks Ted for all the details, I surely will pay special attention to my VTaylor Swift.

and I do grow some Phlox which has been underwhelming for the last two or three years, hopefully it does a leap now, the plants certainly filled out somewhat.

@Ted: About names and all, your HH Pink Martini, is it named fot the small orchestra group of entertainers or for some fanzy cocktail?

It is faszinating how sometimes plantnames can tell stories...

Bye, Lin
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Apr 19, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Name: Ted
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
"HH Pink Martini, is it named for the small orchestra group of entertainers " Yes it is named after the band. Our son knew the trumpet player and we loved the band and the name. If you have not heard of them here is a quote: Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon. Describing itself as a "little orchestra," its music crosses genres such as classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop

Pink Martini tours venues all over the World and many of their songs are done in other languages.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
Apr 19, 2016 9:55 AM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
My phone likes to autocorrect and name it " Punk " Martini for some reason , would be a great sport or seedling name .

In proportion to its size Pink Martini has some of the biggest strongest stems I have yet to grow .
Apr 19, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Name: Linda
Portland OR, zone 8b
Cross it with HH Shaggy Dog? Big Yellow Grin
Apr 19, 2016 1:54 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
u-huh. Spell check and dahlia names do not mix. I spend more time correcting Auto correct then I would writing things out and snail mailing.
Salish Dahlias
Apr 19, 2016 2:55 PM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
So nice you named it after the band. I'm not a music person and I buy a cd about every two years. And the last but one was by Pink Martini. I know them since about 2002 or something, and the penny dropped just a few days ago when
I sorted the newly arrived tubers.

So one more reason to be fond of that cultivar :-)

Sep 21, 2016 1:25 PM CST
Name: Lin
Europe-Switzerland, z 7b
So, now my impression after 2/3 of our season

Flowers of Taylor swift are nice, but in full sun it grows way too compact for me. It is hard to coax some longish stems from it, so after enjoying to have this lovely-named Dahlia in my border, I will give it away in fall,
it's quite nice for the border I think
Oct 24, 2016 7:17 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
It did better with a little afternoon shade for me, too, Lin.


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