Dahlias forum: A Dahlia Show

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Sep 29, 2015 7:02 PM CST
I wrote an article for Dahlia Week about the Utah Dahlia Society Show that I had the pleasure of attending last Saturday but I wonder if it will be published. It's Dahlia week and the article today is on fruit flies. Anyway I assume this forum is for Dahlia Lovers so I'll share here.
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The winners table



Show n Tell....best specimen. It was spectacular.


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Show n Tell



Weston Spanish Dancer



Tomo



Hissy Fitz


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Best Design



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Outta de Blue



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More pictures tomorrow..........

Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Sep 29, 2015 7:19 PM CST
All so lovely. Looking forward to more photos.
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gardengus
Sep 29, 2015 7:46 PM CST
me too Smiling
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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Sep 29, 2015 8:02 PM CST
Wow, there are some great beauties at the show. It is no wonder Show n Tell won the best of show. It is truly exciting and beautiful.
Name: Liz Best
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LizinElizabeth
Sep 29, 2015 8:29 PM CST
I agree, it's stunning! Thank you for sharing your pictures!
Liz
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Sep 30, 2015 6:37 AM CST
I made it to the MN dahlia show last year, and Show and Tell was a big winner there too - when its nice - its gorgeous!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Sep 30, 2015 6:40 AM CST
And yeah - whats with the fruit fly article?
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
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LizinElizabeth
Oct 1, 2015 8:09 PM CST
Just called and added Show N Tell to my order because of your pictures, Paul. I need to stop looking at the pictures from this forum!
Liz
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Oct 1, 2015 8:13 PM CST
Liz, what companies are taking orders already?
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Winter Sowing Dahlias Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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LizinElizabeth
Oct 2, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Lynch Creek, Swan Island, Old House Gardens and Brecks are the ones I've ordered from. Do most start selling for the spring much later? I saw a few that didn't have selections for spring 2016--is that more normal for dahlias?
Liz
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 2, 2015 8:40 AM CST
Yes, some always lag behind. I love River's selections! Lynch Creek couldn't possibly have friendlier customer service. Swan Island is as reliable as any company could possibly be.

I had a question about yellow open centers on some of the early dahlias so I wrote to Andy at Lynch Creek and Eugene at River's. Both replied in less than 24 hours and the answer was the same - genetics and weather. I really respect both men for their help.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Oct 2, 2015 9:23 AM CST
I know Hollyhill Dahlias doesn't start taking orders until Jan (I think)

The smaller venues want to wait until they dig their tubers and actually see what they have available.

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