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Maureenpm
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

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

Maureenpm
Oct 29, 2020 4:13 PM CST
Hi Lisa. Do u know you? I have a friend Lisa who used to live on LI.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 30, 2020 10:55 AM CST
Hi Maureen.

My top three would be:

Maki


Labyrinth
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Belle of Barmera
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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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ScarletTricycle
Oct 30, 2020 11:21 AM CST
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.
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Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
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Melissamaeday
Oct 30, 2020 12:35 PM CST
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.

Maureenpm
Oct 30, 2020 3:27 PM CST
Pirl, one is more beautiful than the next. What's a good place to order these from?

Maureenpm
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?
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Oct 30, 2020 4:10 PM CST
I like Swan Island but you can find them elsewhere for a lower price. It's up to you.
Name: Melissa
Omaha, NE (Zone 5b)
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Melissamaeday
Oct 30, 2020 5:11 PM CST
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.
Name: Dan
NE Ohio (Zone 6a)
psudan
Oct 30, 2020 9:13 PM CST
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.
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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ScarletTricycle
Oct 31, 2020 4:45 AM CST
I've bought from Swan Island with good luck.
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Calif_Sue
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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Name: Al M.
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Bigcityal
Jan 8, 2021 8:56 AM CST
My favorites are: Ferncliff Illusion, Bea Paradise and Yvonne.

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