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Jun 25, 2022 6:01 PM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
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Now accepting bee business

This bloom is ready for visits from bees and butterflies, barely.
A few disc florets of the dahlia Bubblegum just now open in a nest of swirling petals, aka ray florets.


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Jun 25, 2022 6:03 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Northeastern Illinois (Zone 5b)
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What a stunning image! Beautiful banner!
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Jun 25, 2022 6:26 PM CST
Zone 5
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A gorgeous banner!
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Jun 25, 2022 6:51 PM CST
Name: Zoia Bologovsky
Stoneham MA (Zone 6a)
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Lovely closeup! And beautiful color!
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Jun 25, 2022 8:06 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Beautiful banner Elizabeth!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jun 25, 2022 8:35 PM CST
Name: Nora
Castlegar, B. C. Canada (Zone 5b)
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So much beautiful detail in this slice of a Banner! Well done! Hurray!
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Jun 25, 2022 9:13 PM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Love the colors, shading, curves, details, lighting, composition. Thumbs up
Learn &/or create something every day.
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Jun 25, 2022 10:32 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Great banner! Looks like a painting! Smiling
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Jun 26, 2022 12:49 AM CST
Name: Rachael Hunter
UK- Essex
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The way the banner frames the swirls of the petals is just beautiful. Amazing colour too. Now I can't wait for my dahlia to bloom…
I o lay have a couple, I don't seem to as successful with dahlia than some other types of flower.
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Jun 26, 2022 5:38 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
They are spectacular blooms...it's an "event" to see them in full display.
Well rotted & composted manure seems to be a key factor.

I had a neighbor many years ago that grew award-winning dahlias.
He impressed on me the importance of the "black gold", i.e. manure.
It's only been this year that I took his advice, and the results are amazing. Blinking

This is an excellent article https://www.americanmeadows.co...
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Jun 26, 2022 5:42 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
@archtangent, can you please post the whole image?
Where did you photograph it?
Excellent photography. Thumbs up
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Jun 26, 2022 6:10 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
Dahlias Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Bromeliad Bookworm
Here's the source image, taken at Dahlia Hill, Midland, Michigan
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Jun 26, 2022 9:52 AM CST
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
Thank You!
Many banners in one bloom. Smiling
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Jun 26, 2022 12:32 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I love that the picture looks much like a painting. Nice banner!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jun 27, 2022 7:27 AM CST
Name: Elizabeth
Ann Arbor, Michigan (Zone 6a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Region: Michigan Foliage Fan Dragonflies
Dahlias Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Butterflies Bromeliad Bookworm
Thanks for all the expressions of interest and appreciation. They're much appreciated. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
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