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Oct 29, 2020 2:09 PM CST

Hi, this is Maureen. Formerly from Long island (Hi Arlene :-), Moved to NC 6 years ago and love gardening. I just moved into my first house that has a garden (i was in apartments for 6 years) and i'm so thrilled to be able to garden. Some dahlias are on my list, so what suppliers have reasonable prices/shipping? Who are your favorite suppliers?

And if you could only have 3 dahlias in your garden, which three would you pick?

Thanks,
Maureen
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Oct 29, 2020 3:10 PM CST
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Hi Maureen,
Welcome from longislandlisa
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Oct 29, 2020 4:13 PM CST

Hi Lisa. Do u know you? I have a friend Lisa who used to live on LI.
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Oct 30, 2020 10:55 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Hi Maureen.

My top three would be:

Maki


Labyrinth
Thumb of 2020-10-30/pirl/eced0c Thumb of 2020-10-30/pirl/4d2c34

Belle of Barmera
Thumb of 2020-10-30/pirl/c40e72

Others I love are Islander (huge pink blooms), Emory Paul (another huge deep pink), La Luna, AC Paint and Vassio Meggos.
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Oct 30, 2020 11:21 AM CST
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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I join Arlene - Belle of Barmera was a beauty this year and prolific with blooms! Welcome! I also like encore it's starts off bright yellow and mellows down to more a mid yellow and its got crazy petals.
☀️🌱There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late. - Henry Mitchell
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Oct 30, 2020 12:35 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
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Welcome to the dahlia forum, Maureen!

My must haves are: Maarn, Nenekazi, Peaches N Cream, NTAC Mia Li, and Verrone's DF. Yeah, that's 5, not 3, but that's as far as I could narrow it down.
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Oct 30, 2020 3:27 PM CST

Pirl, one is more beautiful than the next. What's a good place to order these from?
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Oct 30, 2020 3:30 PM CST

Thanks scarlet and melissa. I will look these up to see what they look like. Where do u buy from?
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Oct 30, 2020 4:10 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I like Swan Island but you can find them elsewhere for a lower price. It's up to you.
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Oct 30, 2020 5:11 PM CST
Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Region: Nebraska Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I like Swan Island, Connell's, and Old House Dahlias. Mountain Diva is a quiet favorite of mine that opens in late Winter/ early Spring.
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Oct 30, 2020 9:13 PM CST
Name: Dan
NE Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Hi, Maureen! Welcome to the dahlia forum!

Off the top of my head, I'd probably go with Bonaventure, Mingus Wesley, Homer T and Bella S. And I'd also throw in AC Paint for it's wackiness and different blooms.

As far as suppliers, I like Tall Grass, Connell's, Clack's and Delightful Dahlias. Buying packaged clumps is sometimes like rolling the dice as far as getting mislabels. But I've had good luck with American Meadows.
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Oct 31, 2020 4:45 AM CST
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Butterflies Dahlias Winter Sowing Region: Wisconsin
I've bought from Swan Island with good luck.
☀️🌱There is nothing like the first hot days of spring when the gardener stops wondering if it's too soon to plant the dahlias and starts wondering if it's too late. - Henry Mitchell
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Nov 2, 2020 1:59 PM CST
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here is the whole list of suppliers on Dahlia Addicts: https://dahliaaddict.com/suppl...
I'm new to dahlias too, I already ordered 9 for next year, I need Green Grin! two more for sure, Labyrinth and Peaches N Cream but my list is much longer of course!
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Jan 8, 2021 8:56 AM CST
Name: Al M.
Appleton,WI (Zone 5a)
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My favorites are: Ferncliff Illusion, Bea Paradise and Yvonne.
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