Dahlias forum: Sad to see them go

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designerdonna
Oct 20, 2015 9:56 AM CST
24 degrees F didn't knock them out, but the plants got a one-two punch and succumbed at 17 degrees. I shot the following photos before the season shut down.
Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/db7476 Crazy for Jessie


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/df904d Gitts Attention


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/b73e47 Hamilton Lillian & Parkland Rave


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/fa2e15 Hollyhill Spiderwoman


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/142df8 Pam Howden


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/21491c Weston Spanish Dancer


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/8d7429 Wheels


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/beef30 Last dahlias of the 2015 season.

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
Oct 20, 2015 10:36 AM CST
All of your photos are beautiful! We're always sad when they finally go but at least you brought the beauty inside to enjoy.
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Oct 20, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Thanks Donna for the lovely review. Our yards here look so forlorn and soggy with not a flower in site.
"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: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Oct 20, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Wow, I love your Hollyhill Spiderwoman. She is very beautiful!
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
Oct 20, 2015 5:30 PM CST
You had some beauties this season!
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
Oct 20, 2015 6:08 PM CST
They're still blooming here and I love them all the more because we didn't get hit with that frost.
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Oct 20, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Lucky you, Arlene! That is great! Hurray!
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
Oct 20, 2015 6:14 PM CST
Unless we get a hurricane, I usually have blooms until 11/10.

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designerdonna
Oct 21, 2015 12:58 PM CST
Thank you, Arlene. I sometimes sit at the computer and go through my dahlia photos in the middle of winter. I take way more photos of the garden than I do of people.http://garden.org/i/s/lol.gif

I did the attached arrangement last night for my garden club's hospitality table. This morning I did four vase bouquets. I picked the dahlias Saturday, late day. They lasted better than I thought they would. The arrangement will likely last another few days. The last hurrah, if you will.

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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
Oct 21, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Gorgeous! What a lovely arrangement and the elements of it are grand!
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Oct 21, 2015 8:28 PM CST
I agree Just beautiful!

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