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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 17, 2015 12:42 PM CST
That's a Dahlia? It's really pretty! (Not that Dahlia's aren't, generally, pretty.) It looks to me, though, like a Clematis and a Daisy had a baby. Big Grin
Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Oct 17, 2015 4:54 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! A Clematis and a Daisy Rolling on the floor laughing Maybe the seed company decided to play a trick on me and slipped some "surprise" seeds in with the Dahlia's. You know actually i think this Dahlia is close in appearance to the originals that grow wild, although i have been looking for Dahlias in the wild since i arrived in Mexico but haven't found any yet. There is a black dahlia that grows wild but is very rare...that would be a fun find. Dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. Dahlias are kind of like hibiscus (and any number of other plants) that have been bred out of any resemblance to the original flower. The reason i chose this variety is that is has single petals and a big center and is much preferred by the nectar-lovers...they have a hard time getting at the nectar and pollen with the pom poms. You never know what you are going to get color wise and i didn't know there were bi-colored ones, so i was quite taken by the color combination here. Smiling Just to make sure though, i'll go out and ask it if it really is a Dahlia and report back to you what she has to say for herself.
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 17, 2015 6:32 PM CST
I didn't know that Dahlia was the national flower of Mexico. That's a cool little factoid!

As for asking about it, I'm sure it's a Dahlia, like you said, LoL! I am not a dahlia expert by any means, I just have never seen one quite like that. It's really pretty! It almost reminds me of those laffy taffys that were strawberry taffy and banana taffy mixed. Do they still make those? Wow, that brings back some childhood Halloween memories! Hilarious!
Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Oct 17, 2015 8:55 PM CST
I've been around for a number of years, but i sure don't remember laffy taffys. Maybe they were a regional treat? I sure like that name though, and i sure like strawberries and bananas. We frequently had parties on Halloween and would invite all the neighbor kids and when i was a kid i remember dunking my head in a tub of water trying to sink my little kid teeth into an apple before i drowned. We never lost a kid though...i guess my parents knew what they were doing Hilarious!
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Oct 18, 2015 2:06 AM CST
Beverly, it's funny you should mention that because I went to make caramel apples last weekend and thought it would be fun if people went bobbing for their apples first, but being an adult takes all of the fun out of the game because you understand about germs. Glare

As for the laffy taffy, here is a picture:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mybrands.com/getm...

I couldn't find a picture of it unwrapped, but here are the individual flavors unwrapped:
http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mybrands.com/getm...

And:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://mybrands.com/getm...



Name: Beverly
Colima, Mexico (Zone 11a)
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vitrsna
Oct 18, 2015 9:04 AM CST
I did a search on Laffy Taffy too and came up with a Hip Hop video called Laffy Taffy based on the candy. Evidently you are not the only fan of that candy there is also a Wikipedia entry Hilarious!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NXBgSCSrIk

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