Dahlias forum: Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now!

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Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Jul 30, 2015 6:18 PM CST
I have a whole slew of new dahlias blooming. It just no longer seemed appropriate to post them in the "First Bloom" Thread.

Blizzard - and no bug bites - amazing!


Bradley Aaron


Eccentric - love this color!


Fire Magic


Hollyhill Red Buttons
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Hot Shot
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Nettie


River's Novelty


Rock Star


Verone's Obsidion


Zapf's Desert Storm


Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jul 30, 2015 6:26 PM CST
All are so pretty. I bought River's Novelty and hope mine is as nice as yours.

Is Rock Star a 3' plant or shorter?
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Jul 30, 2015 6:51 PM CST
Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you... Happy birthday dear Arlene... happy birthday to you! And may moreeeee.

"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Jul 30, 2015 6:53 PM CST
Rock Star is unexpectedly tall, closer to 5 and a half foot. Most dahlias are a bit taller in my yard due to only 6-7 hours of sun, but that one is in one of the sunnier beds. Nettie is the shortest of the plants pictured, at about 3 ft.

Except for the Fire Magic, all of these are new for me this year, so its extra exciting to see them bloom!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Jul 30, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Crossed posted with Mary here - Its your Bday Arlene? Congrats - hope you are doing something special to celebrate!
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jul 30, 2015 7:31 PM CST
Thanks, Mary and Geof. We did celebrate and had a great day.

Thanks for the info. on Rock Star.

All new plants are so exciting. My Who Dun It will make its debut tomorrow.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Aug 2, 2015 2:20 PM CST
A couple more reds

AC Rosebud - love these little flowers - and they are great in arrangements.


Skipley Bonanza


And better shots of the River's Novelty and Z D Storm more fully open

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Aug 2, 2015 2:28 PM CST
Such a treat for the eyes.
Name: Annette
Mt. Sterling, KY (Zone 6b)
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AFlowerChild
Aug 5, 2015 5:50 AM CST
I am really enjoying all the beautiful photos. Thanks for posting them. Smiling
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Aug 6, 2015 6:25 PM CST
I have been very remiss. Apologies. Annette, Kelvin Floodlight is HUGE!! Thank you so much. I will get out tomorrow and take pictures and actually post them. Damien is on Day 3 of recuperation from his fourth surgery since December. All fairly minor. This one is the second repair on his shoulder.
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Fabuki Red and White never disappoints. Thanks Arlene.

"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Aug 6, 2015 6:45 PM CST
They all look so wonderful, Mary. I don't have many blooming yet and they're all short!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Aug 7, 2015 4:58 AM CST
Looking good Mary!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Aug 7, 2015 5:57 PM CST
Here is another slew of new blooms. It seems like the balls and FD's are all opening up at once. When I first started with dahlias they were my least favorite, but they have grown on me.

Cornel


Felinda Ornament


Mardi Gras - really intense color that is hard for the camera to get Click on it.


Roban Royal


Rock Run Mae


Sharkey


Excentric (I may have posted this one already, but this is the best bloom so far)


Hollyhill Starburst - the form should get better as the bloom matures.


Karen Kuhn


Kyli-Bug (plant looks virused, and at leaf the first bloom isn't nearly as good as last year)
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Ferncliff Copper


Pinelands Princess - Ridiculously short plant this year, normally 5 ft, barely 3 ft this year so far


Who Dun It - a new favorite


Pink Issa has by far the most blooms
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Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Aug 7, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Well Here goes;


Valley Porcupine

Sweet Dreams

Sisa

Red NOID very tall

Rebecca's World

Nonette (not a good picture)

Mexico

Kelvin Floodlight- truly amazingly huge

Gay Princess - not completely open

Fuzzy Wuzzy - sluggs chewed on it despite bug-get-a

Fire Magic

Fabuki Red and White

Diva just opening
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Croyden Masterpiece

Cheyenne
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Blutiful

Blue Bell
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Aug 7, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Great photos, Geof and Mary!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Aug 9, 2015 9:32 PM CST
I agree Great photos and gorgeous blooms! Really love that Rockstar and Mexico! I have yet to grow this type of dahlia. Didn't know that they look really nice. Love you Pinelands Princess, Geof. I am so glad I got PP and Snoho Storm from you. They are so beautiful!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Aug 10, 2015 8:17 AM CST
@kousa - Karen glad to hear they are doing well for you. My Snoho Storm hasn't bloomed yet, but there are buds, so it shouldn't be long.

I am loving Rock Star - and Mary's pic of Mexico sent it to my want list for next year. The only anemone dahlia I had grown before is Lucky Ducky, which does really well for me, but the petals don't fold back in the same way. Rock Star really does remind me of David Bowie's red/orange mullet in the early 70's.

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/310466968035343700/
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Peonies Ponds Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Permaculture
Garden Ideas: Level 2
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Oberon46
Aug 10, 2015 9:03 AM CST
A few more opened yesterday but it rained on and off all day and my back went wacko on me (actually bought a back brace which works really well). Much better today so will try to get pics today. It is overcast and really yukky but we couldn't expect ( nor want sun and no rain all the time). Hilarious! Not good for the plants. I have never had more lovely day lilies ever.
"What a person needs in gardening is a cast iron back with a hinge in it" Charles Dudley Warner (spelling edited by Dinu lol)
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Aug 11, 2015 4:48 PM CST
Giraffe - an interesting little novelty dahlia. The plant is a little wimpy, but that may be because it is shaded out by bigger dahlias


Gaylen Rose


Kenora Lisa - some how I planted 3 of these, and I am glad I did!


Jessie G - a really nice deep purple, I wish the camera captured it correctly


Hot Tamale - another one that is difficult to photograph


Glen Place - little dark dark purple Pom


Red Hat


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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Aug 11, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Great photos, Geof. They're all beautiful but Kenora Lisa is exceptional.

Giraffe, for me, is a screaming orange both this year and last year.

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