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Imageteddahlia
Aug 11, 2017 6:39 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I bet Crazy 4 Carol is about 1/2 inch bigger but I do not grow it to compare. These are smaller than any cactus I have seen and both are classified as cactus but Josudi Telstar is more cactus than the other. Pixie is slightly smaller of the two.

Since we are talking about smaller flowers for bouquets, I showed this third year seedling to my good friend today. I asked how it would do for show, bouquets and as a garden flower. He liked the clear pure color and thought it would do well in the shows. For bouquets, it is an excellent size of flower at 2.5 inches and a good color. However, I wonder how long the stems would be as the plant is 3 to 3.5 feet tall. Still, bright yellow would fit well into those small table top bouquets. It would be a good pairing with HH Rudolph in size as they are both 2.5 to 3 inches in diameter. But Rudolph has long killer stems for any size bouquet. It's best use may be as a garden flower as it has dark green foliage and is covered with attractive flowers and is not all that tall. All of the yellow poms are bit finicky although Yellow Baby can be nice.
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No name third year(may be sold next year)Hollyhill seedling that is just a bit bigger than a pom. I would call it a pom for bouquet work.

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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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Imageteddahlia
Aug 11, 2017 7:43 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
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This flower of HH Dr. Rick was picked this morning to be in an arrangement in the Grays Harbor show.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageBenny101
Aug 11, 2017 8:02 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Crazy4Carol is blooming at the North grow , the first few blooms were open centered but it is planted in a very hot sandy soil location , need more mulch there . Irene really seems to like it .
Would you believe that here at the house I have a few waterlilies blooming
Hollyhill Leda
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Hollyhill Serenity
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Sandia Shomei
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ImageDillyDahlia
Aug 12, 2017 8:59 AM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
We have dahlias blooming and I am doing a happy dance! Hurray! It's so rewarding to see the blossoms.

Mr. Optimistic
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Onesta (missing one petal but still beautiful and it flutters!)
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Lucky Number
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Blizzard
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“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
ImageIslander
Aug 12, 2017 9:05 AM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Wahhhh! I miss BLlzzard this year! I didn't realize I was out of it until too late to order. I have never grown the others but Mr Optimistic looks like fun.
Salish Dahlias
ImageDillyDahlia
Aug 12, 2017 9:14 AM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
I really love Onesta, even though the photo is terrible lol.
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
anniecan
Aug 12, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
Benny, I just love your waterlilies! It makes me want to rip mine out since they don't begin to compare.
Maybe in October....
anniecan
Aug 12, 2017 11:11 AM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
Benny, I just love your waterlilies! It makes me want to rip mine out since they don't begin to compare.
Maybe in October....
Imagemelissamaeday
Aug 12, 2017 11:13 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha,NE
Love seeing all the new blooms!

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Brookside Cheri

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Verrone's DF


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Boogie Woogie- almost gave this one away as I couldn't get the fluff to appear last year


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My first mislabel of the season...not Myrtle's Folly, for sure!
Imageteddahlia
Aug 12, 2017 11:28 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Brookside Cheri is an oldie but goodie. Super easy to grow and makes tubers.
We like to place a sign on our porch that says: We are in the garden. Really, we are always in the garden.
ImageBenny101
Aug 12, 2017 12:52 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Boogie woogie sure has a happy color combination
anniecan
Aug 13, 2017 11:03 AM CST
Name: Annie Luck
Apex, North Carolina
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN TH
I like your "NOT Myrtle's Folly", but I'm sure you are missing Myrtle.
ImageDillyDahlia
Aug 13, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
My earlier post:

DillyDahlia wrote:Thank you everyone for the great photos and sharing the dahlias you are all growing.

May i ask advice on what I should do with this branch? It went from no buds to 3 buds in no time at all. Do I remove any of these buds?

Notice the middle bud is facing the ground. It looks "sad". I do not know the variety as the tag has gone missing.

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After removing the two outer buds as was suggested, and we now have this happy little Fascination bloom.

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“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
Imagemelissamaeday
Aug 13, 2017 12:07 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha,NE
Ted - I always appreciate your insight on which ones are good tuber makers and keepers!
Benny - your waterlilies are stunning! I'm definitely acquiring several more next year, thanks to your inspiring pictures.
Annie - thanks! I do miss Myrtle. There's always next year, right? :) Reading these threads has made me realize how many different hurdles we all encounter, and all I can do is learn from my failures and be happy with what is growing now. I hope Mother Nature takes a few ibuprofen and is kinder to your dahlias in the coming weeks!
Imagedrewtheflorist
Aug 13, 2017 2:21 PM CST
Name: Drew the Florist
14 miles S E of Pittsburgh
Brookside Cheri makes seeds, too !
Imagemelissamaeday
Aug 13, 2017 8:00 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha,NE
Thank you for the heads up, Drew! I dead head so frequently that I likely would never have known...oh the possibilities...
ImageIslander
Aug 13, 2017 8:52 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
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She is back, my friends! I found Miss Evening Glow hiding down in the center of the plant this morning. I got so excited to see her! For newbies, this is my first exciting seedling from 3 years ago. She is shorter this year as are all my dahlias (I think most northwest coast dahlias from what I am hearing.).. but the plant looks as sturdy as ever and I think she will keep growing. This year I am trying to cross her with some other giants at Ted's suggestion since her petals indicate big folk in her heritage. She still has "broomstick" stems. I have 3 plants growing after almost loosing her over the winter. I know she is growing for Jon and Benny. Did I get any other plants out to folks to try? She looks a bit bland here but wait until she gets up into the sunshine!
Salish Dahlias
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ImageIslander
Aug 13, 2017 8:59 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
And right along with Evening Glow comes Salish Windstorm! Thumb of 2017-08-14/Islander/686233
I have 2 nice Windstorm flowers. WIndstorm is a year 2 seedling.

And for the first time in my garden.Skipley Bonanza

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Salish Dahlias
ImageFLflowerboy
Aug 13, 2017 10:02 PM CST
Name: Jon George
Gainesville, FL
...crazy enough to grow dahlias in
That's a great, crazy birds nest for Salish Windstorm! Benny, love your waterlilies!
"What is a weed?" asked Peppa Pig. "A weed is a cheeky plant growing in the wrong place!" replied Grandpa Pig.
ImageCCvacation
Aug 14, 2017 6:34 AM CST
Name: CC
PA
No Evening Glow here, Noni. Would like to try both of your seedings for 2018, though.
CC

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