Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum: 2017 Dahlias Blooming

 
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ImageCCvacation
Jun 13, 2017 7:46 PM CST
Name: CC
PA
Share this year's blooms with us... be sure to identify what variety so we can start our personal 2018 Wish Lists!
CC
Imagesylviap
Jun 16, 2017 8:21 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
Used the wrong lens, but here are some of the first:
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HH Tangerine - seems to become more orange as it ages

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HH Exotica

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L'ancresse

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Verrone's Sandra J -begins orange but as it ages turns to a lovely salmon? apricot? Long-lasting. I really like this one.

These blooms were produced during fairly cool weather.
Imagetodgor
Jun 16, 2017 8:48 AM CST
Name: Tod Gordon
West Caldwell, NJ
Beautiful! Trying to wrap my head around having blooms this early, must be a long season!
Imageteddahlia
Jun 16, 2017 10:16 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Verrrone's Sandra J has so many upward facing ray florets that in the PNW when it rains onto a fully ripe Sandra J., the weight of the water snaps off the stem. If you go out and lift the broken flower after it happens, you can feel the weight of the water in the blossom.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imagesylviap
Jun 16, 2017 10:29 AM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
There are several more in bloom but the pictures were not worth posting.
vikingcraftsman
Jun 16, 2017 2:01 PM CST
Well thanks for what you did post. My mouth is watering for some of my dahlias to bloom. It well be a late season for me this year. I relied on mother nature and she is cranky this year.
Imageluvflowers
Jun 16, 2017 2:51 PM CST
Wow Sylvia, those are lovely early blooms! Thumbs up
ImageFLflowerboy
Jun 16, 2017 6:43 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
Great dahlias, Sylvia! Your VSJ is drool worthy!
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageFLflowerboy
Jun 16, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
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AC Conan, Crazy Ivan, Snoho Doris

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Crazy Ivan
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageFLflowerboy
Jun 16, 2017 7:18 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
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Jomanda

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Formby Crest


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Tahoma Dark Delight
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageFLflowerboy
Jun 16, 2017 7:24 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
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HH Rudolph

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HH Spreckles


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HH Tangerine (taller this year!)
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageFLflowerboy
Jun 16, 2017 7:31 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
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Flip Flop

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Crazy 4 Martha

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AC Susi

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Crazy 4 David (AC Susi taller pink behind)
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
Imagesylviap
Jun 16, 2017 8:01 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
Nice! And now I have the first dahlia on my 2018 list: Crazy Ivan
mandolls
Jun 17, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Name: Geof
WI
wow - great to see so many! Thanks John & Sylvia!
Imageluvflowers
Jun 18, 2017 2:50 AM CST
Jon, your flower farm looks fantastic ! Hurray!
ImageDarcyD
Jun 18, 2017 6:34 AM CST
Name: Darcy D
Green Oaks, Illinois
Lovey dubby
Imagesylviap
Jun 20, 2017 12:15 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
Many new blooms. The heat is forcing them open very quickly. I feel like I'm pretty careful with my labeling, but a few of these are markedly different than the picture on the website. Hopefully cool weather will produce a truer color. Usually heat only affects the light blush colors. I've never noticed a strong orange turning to yellow.

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Bloomquist Carol

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Frizzy Lizzy

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Sellwood Glory - an unexpectedly generous bonus in a trade! So uncooperative! Facing its stake with two branches also in front. The heat has had no effect at all on this plant or the bloom.

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Tahoma Flare

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Tahoma Orange Slice

I really thought BQ Carol, Tahoma Flare, and Tahoma Orange Slice would be a more vivid orange.

I keep trying to get a decent picture of HH Sunny Boy, but like Sellwood's Glory, the bloom is in a difficult place. It is the brightest yellow in the yard and is very heat tolerant.


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Imageteddahlia
Jun 20, 2017 12:28 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Sellwood Glory is a classic dahlia. And it has the curse of the purple dahlia too. It was originated as a sport(About 1950) from a flower called Ballego's Glory(from the 1930s!) in PNWGal's neighborhood(well very close). Sellwood is a very old neighborhood in Portland where due to gentrification a nice 1200 square foot house built in the 1920s-1930s in average condition on a small city lot is about 500K.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
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Imageedewitt
Jun 20, 2017 12:37 PM CST
Name: Eric DeWitt
Boise, Idaho
teddahlia wrote:Sellwood Glory is a classic dahlia. And it has the curse of the purple dahlia too. It was originated as a sport(About 1950) from a flower called Ballego's Glory(from the 1930s!) in PNWGal's neighborhood(well very close). Sellwood is a very old neighborhood in Portland where due to gentrification a nice 1200 square foot house built in the 1920s-1930s in average condition on a small city lot is about 500K.

So just slightly more than a Sellwood Glory tuber then, eh? Big Yellow Grin
Imagesylviap
Jun 20, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Name: Sylvia
West Sacramento, CA Zone 9b
Maybe I can trade it for a house? I did not realize what a special treat it was until recently.

Thanks, Drew!

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