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Sep 17, 2015 5:51 PM CST
|I find it interesting.
Many are named after family members. For example, I have 'Speckled Tim' that was developed by Frey and named after his son. My guess is that Tim was not speckled:)
One of my all time favorite dahlias is 'Cornel.' Breeders first name was Cor and his wife's name was Nel. From the Netherlands, probably Cornelius?
Some are just plain descriptive like 'Ketchup and Mustard.' Really gives you an idea of what this dahlia will look like.
Lets not forget about white dahlias. We have blizzard, snow.........
Anyone have an interesting dahlia naming anecdote?
Sep 17, 2015 6:59 PM CST
|I have a no name one that looks like crazy Ivan
not an exact match but it is crazy
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Sep 17, 2015 7:14 PM CST
|Love it, Cinda.
Frank - while I don't have stories or dahlias by name, I used to collect daylilies by name and still have my "Family Plot", which amuses my husband.
Sep 19, 2015 9:07 AM CST
|That is funny 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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