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Mar 25, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Name: Ted
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I hope that posting the color charts will be helpful to people. Yesterday, we attended a dahlia workshop about 4 hours away and car pooled in a minivan. Among the numerous conversations that arose in 8 hours of the drive was an interesting story about color charts. My contention has been of course that very few people own color charts and are not very like likely to buy them(the current price is $50.00).

The story goes that about 15 years ago these two senior judges were invited to an ADS trial garden to judge the blooms. The garden was located near a city hosting the National Show. When they arrived at the garden to judge they asked to borrow a color chart to classify the blooms for color. They were told that no one in their society owned a color chart. This trial garden had been in operation for several years and had no color chart. They said that it was easy to color class dahlias as everybody knew the proper colors , "you know the red ones are red and the yellow ones are yellow." . This was in the days when the color chart being used was the very expensive RHS chart and they were too cheap to buy one.

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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