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ImageIslander
Sep 23, 2017 4:50 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Oh yes! I have a very nicely striped PinkTigress this year. Maybe one should buy a new tuber every year just to see what variagiation one will get. My Pk Tigress last year was so faint in color I wasn't sure whether it was just a dingy TIgress or a really faded out Pink Tigress. I bought a new tuber from Tall Grass Farms, and it is much nicer.
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mandolls
Sep 23, 2017 6:09 PM CST
Name: Geof
WI
TheseTigress are both tubers for the same plant - thats what surprised me.
ImageIslander
Sep 23, 2017 7:20 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
OH my...do we need to grow them all out each time to see which got the best pieces of genetics? I'd sure like to keep the one I have this year going, een though it was thowing out some nice Red Pink Tigresses also.
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ImageBenny101
Sep 23, 2017 8:09 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Tigress can sometimes sport to yellow , so a bit of your stock has sported to what Ted and I refer to as " Yellow Tigress " . Yeah Y Tigress has some limited and varied red streaks , I have a plant of it this year also by chance and while I do like it I prefer the original Tigress and Red Pink Tigress , I have yet to have a plant of " Pink Tigress " Grow for me , for some reason I always loose it , it dies or is eaten by something so I cannot comment much on it yet .
mandolls
Sep 24, 2017 7:25 AM CST
Name: Geof
WI
And apparently it can sport back to the original - since the yellow version was the only one I had last year. It again reinforces how much smarter it is to grow from cuttings of the best plants like the Brits if you want to control the stock.

I can think of several dahlias over the years where I only kept & planted 1 or 2 tubers, and they happened to be ones that didnt have all of the genetic info - open centers, or color shifts, or bad form etc.
ImageDillyDahlia
Sep 26, 2017 4:23 PM CST
Name: Tina
NY Zone 5b/6a
Flower Power!
Swan Islands new introductions are shown in this video, at approximately the 10 minute mark. I believe the un-named flower in the video is now called Shaggy Chic.

https://youtu.be/YNcwyUt0XAE
“Early to bed, early to rise, plant like hell...and fertilize!” P Allen Smith
Imageteddahlia
Sep 27, 2017 1:21 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2017-09-27/teddahlia/c79286
Creamy is an old time cut flower in a modern shade of very light yellow. Picture taken at Clack's Dahlias. It was originated by a small dahlia seller who operated out of the small town of Heppner in eastern Oregon. It is a small flower at about 3 inches in diameter.
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Sep 27, 2017 2:13 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
One that would fill the bill and is probably more available is Tahoma GlaciarThumb of 2017-09-27/Islander/ba00fd . I have really enjoyed this one this summer. I just did an evaluation on my left over dahlias from Saturday and it rated 4 stars out of 5, 4 days after market. It still looked fresh but showed some slight crushing sideways from being in the bucket...However, I emphasize again that this is 5 days after market...I'm guessing it is a miniature FD just off hand, or it grows that size for me. I bought the tuber from Les And Viv Connell last winter. Sure hoping it makes good tubers!. I wonder if K Connell sells this one..that would probably be the best source if so.
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ImageDahliaGardener
Sep 28, 2017 6:59 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Last minute announcement of retirement at work, and because I took the month off except for Thursday's, I missed the announcement and the party, both

Hopefully this will be an acceptable apology and token of my well-wishing.



Thumb of 2017-09-29/DahliaGardener/6ea01a

C DG

PS: Forgot to say what's in there, but I'm not sure I'll be able to name them all...

Yellow: Bloomquist John F, Windhaven Blush, Ferncliff Lemon Ice, Cambridge and Cambridge reverted to Bilboa, Mingus Selena.

Orange/reds: Wyns Delta Frank, Alpen Fury, Hot Shot, Brandon J, Alfa Max, Knee Deep. I know there are more, I just can't remember all I cut.
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

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Imageluvflowers
Sep 28, 2017 7:58 PM CST
Cynthia, WOW!! 😍
ImageDahliaGardener
Sep 28, 2017 8:28 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Thanks, Luv! I'm definitely not a designer, but I can put them in a vase to where they look like it's meant to be a bouquet, anyway.

In case you didn't see, I went back and edited in the names of the ones I could remember cutting.

C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageluvflowers
Sep 29, 2017 2:00 AM CST
Thanks for name updates. So many varieties! Bet the recipient's jaw will drop in awe when he/she receives your fabulous vase!
addicted
Sep 29, 2017 5:45 AM CST
Name: Em
NY
Just beautiful, Cynthia!
Em in NY
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!
addicted
Sep 29, 2017 6:53 AM CST
Name: Em
NY
These are some of the ones I've enjoyed growing this year.
Thumb of 2017-09-29/addicted/7d4404
Bloomquist Tory P.

Thumb of 2017-09-29/addicted/eabb6d
Steve O (replacement for last year's failure)

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Jackie Evangelista

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AC JC
Em in NY
Dahlias -- the gift that keeps on giving!
Imageteddahlia
Sep 29, 2017 11:50 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Thumb of 2017-09-29/teddahlia/bfc25a
Patricia Ann is a ball dahlia classified as purple. What I like about it is that it was originated by Bob and Myrtle Bloomfield and although Bob is deceased, Myrtle is still alive at 101!
Too many flowers, not enough time!
ImageIslander
Sep 29, 2017 2:35 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
Apparently our dahlia season is no where near finished! I was out picking this morning with 4 inexperienced helpers and we filled way more buckets then we can sell, and the garden is still full of pretty flowers. It was misting down pretty heavily though..we all came in and changed to dry clothes for lunch time.I have 2 good sized special orders going out this weekend also. October is often my best month for sales! We will see what happens weather wise though. Lots of open centered flowers but lots of closed center ones to make up the buckets full too. We will see how it goes...I will probably start digging my seedling patches after the wedding next weekend.
Salish Dahlias
ImageBenny101
Sep 29, 2017 8:09 PM CST
Greenville MI - zone 5b
Hollyhill Diamond
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Imagemelissamaeday
Sep 29, 2017 10:56 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha,NE
Last year, my Star's Favourite rotted. This year, I acquired another one, and I waited all Summer for it to Bloom. Still not Star's Favourite, sheesh. Thumb of 2017-09-30/melissamaeday/c8b0f5
I got in a weird car accident today where someone pulled in front of me (and I clipped them and it's their fault) and now I'm wondering...do I just give up or keep trying?
ImageIslander
Sep 29, 2017 11:13 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
I'm not sure there is any great stock of Star's Favorite around any more. I've grown it but I think there are a lot better flowers out there....I think it is one of those bulbs that comes from Holland.

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ImageDahliaGardener
Sep 29, 2017 11:16 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
Glad you're o.k. and hope it's not a pain getting your car fixed!
C DG
All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

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