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Need help before I wrap them up! by Rose1656 Oct 30, 2015 4:12 PM 3
The party's over (in Michigan) by frankrichards16 Oct 25, 2015 11:02 AM 32
What the heck is this?! by jvdubb Oct 24, 2015 9:04 PM 6
Sad to see them go by designerdonna Oct 21, 2015 8:28 PM 10
sleeping dahlia by lilymanrob Oct 18, 2015 8:37 AM 3
Nibbling on only one of my dahlias by crittergarden Oct 10, 2015 8:08 AM 3
Available for Spring Trade 2016 by Oberon46 Oct 6, 2015 11:20 AM 0
October Treats by frankrichards16 Oct 5, 2015 8:12 PM 3
Late Summer Pruning for Dahlias? by kousa Oct 4, 2015 6:02 PM 1
A Dahlia Show by Paul2032 Oct 2, 2015 9:23 AM 11
What Are Your Top 5 Favorites This Year? by kousa Oct 1, 2015 9:59 AM 45
flowerless Keep or toss? by gardengus Sep 30, 2015 1:01 PM 6
Wrong name? by Lilydaydreamer Sep 26, 2015 3:21 PM 7
Dahlia naming by frankrichards16 Sep 19, 2015 9:07 AM 3
walnut sawdust for storing Dahlia bulbs? by Rose1656 Sep 13, 2015 2:22 PM 0
Some Kind of Blight by jenniferatemple Sep 12, 2015 6:36 PM 4
Feed dahlias by profesora Aug 3, 2015 12:33 PM 7
First bloom of 2015 (for me) by pirl Jul 29, 2015 9:21 AM 85
Swan Island - ordering begins August 1 by pirl Jul 15, 2015 9:22 AM 4
Dahlia Startup Spring 2015 by Oberon46 Jun 1, 2015 5:42 PM 88

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Talking about Dahlia 'Sunshine', lauribob wrote:

This is one of my favorite dahlias. It's not one of the giant types, so it doesn't need staking and does fine in a moderately windy location. It blooms prolifically if deadheaded regularly. The dark foliage is really striking against the yellow flowers and does well both in containers, and as a bedding plant. I feed these with diluted liquid fertilizer in containers. They just get what everyone else gets out in the flower beds - a spring topdressing of manure or compost. I rarely remember to lift them in the fall so I pretty much think of them as annuals in my zone 5 garden.

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Talking about Dahlia 'Mingus Loren P', LorettaNJ wrote:

The first bloom was a disappointment and I regretted getting this plant. But then every bloom after that was just perfect and it became one of my favorites. Lots of blooms.

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Talking about Dahlia 'White Rabbit', pirl wrote:

Very few blooms on this dahlia. From the site where I purchased it, and after seeing the photo of a big plant with many, many blooms, I thought it would be spectacular. Disappointing, but I'll still give it another try in 2016.

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Talking about Dinner Plate Dahlia (Dahlia 'Otto's Thrill'), BillAlleysDLs wrote:

Prolific blooms, big and beautiful!

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Talking about Dahlia 'Rip City', jmorth wrote:

Rip City is an Informal Decorative Dahlia, size classified in the 4 to 6 inch range (BB). The color presentation can be deceptive, sometimes it appeared near-black, other times a reddish-black. Plant grew to about four and a half or five feet tall. My plant wasn't overzealous in bloom production. Overwinter storage required digging the tuber up, drying it out up side down, and then putting it into a neutral medium in the basement till the following spring.

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