All Things Gardening forum: could we have a dahlia forum?

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
Views: 4528, Replies: 162 » Jump to the end
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Oct 17, 2013 9:09 AM CST
The thread "Dahlias!" in Dahlias forum
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Image
dave
Oct 17, 2013 9:35 AM CST

Garden.org Admin

I'd be very happy to create a Dahlia forum here but I'd first want to know that there is a demand for it. We don't like to have ghost town forums that aren't used much.

So.......who wants a Dahlias forum?
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
jvdubb
Oct 17, 2013 9:55 AM CST
I would participate, but I don't know a lot about them. So mostly I would be begging for info and posting pics. Are there experts out there?
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Oct 17, 2013 2:09 PM CST
Begging for info and posting pics is pretty much my level, too.
Experts EXIST, but I couldn't tell you where to find them.
ATP is where I go for experts!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
Image
RickCorey
Oct 17, 2013 5:54 PM CST
I would also be a lurker. I love the look, especially cactus dahlias.

I killed my first two tubers this year (or at least they have not yet come up.)
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 17, 2013 5:56 PM CST
The experts are on cubits. I saw a lady with 3-12 foot tables full of Dahlias, which she lifts every year religiously. Yikes!! They love to talk Dahlia and if they here about another forum they will come and bring their pictures. I love Dahlias also and I am here to tell you there are not experts on the perennial forum, we learn together, and we learn quite well.


Thumb of 2013-10-17/virginiarose/553e39

Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Oct 17, 2013 6:01 PM CST

Plants Admin

I'm sure there are lots of experts here. You could look through the dahlias in the database and see who contributes most of the photos. Those people are certain to be active in a dahlia forum.
Name: Susie
Leonard, Minnesota (Zone 3b)
Composter Hellebores Garden Art Irises Xeriscape Echinacea
Sedums Foliage Fan Herbs Dahlias Frogs and Toads Bee Lover
Image
4susiesjoy
Oct 17, 2013 6:32 PM CST
I'd be happy to share pictures and my experience with them but they only bloom for a short time here so I don't know how much I'd have to contribute. We've already had a hard frost here and I just came in from digging the tubers.

Frankrichard 16 had a post about over wintering dahlia's and at one time had 300 tubers so I think he is an expert and might be interested.

Maybe somebody could start a thread about dahlia's and see how much interest there is. Shrug!
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 17, 2013 6:56 PM CST
Well, I see plenty of the people who post on the perennials forum.

There is a guy named Ronnie who has a lot of cultivars of dahlia and he also has a lot of Morning Glory's. luvsgrtdanes

A lady named greyghost, she just joined in September and happens to be:
Supervisor of dahlia collection in the National Botanical Garden of Latvia.
Researching graft union formational from the anatomy side in roses.

robertduval14 has a lot of Dahlia but Robert has a lot of everything!!
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Rick R.
near Minneapolis, MN zone 4a
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Sages The WITWIT Badge Garden Photography Region: Minnesota Plant Identifier
Image
Leftwood
Oct 17, 2013 7:39 PM CST
I'm not sure how valid of an indication this is, or how long the dahlia badge has been in existence, but there are only five people who own a dahlia badge.
---- Compare that to these:

Amaryllis - 51
Clematis - 61
Daylilies - 202
Heucheras - 48
Iris - 123
Lilies - 85
Plumerias - 55
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Oct 17, 2013 7:55 PM CST
zuzu said:I'm sure there are lots of experts here. You could look through the dahlias in the database and see who contributes most of the photos. Those people are certain to be active in a dahlia forum.


I started that this morning!
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Surprisingly GREEN Pittsburgh (Zone 6a)
Rabbit Keeper Bee Lover Cat Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Hummingbirder
Dog Lover Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader Bulbs Echinacea Irises
Image
crittergarden
Oct 17, 2013 7:58 PM CST
4susiesjoy said:
Maybe somebody could start a thread about dahlia's and see how much interest there is. Shrug!


I did that this morning:
The thread "could we have a dahlia forum?" in All Things Gardening forum
SHOW ME YOUR CRITTERS! I have a critter page over at Cubits. http://cubits.org/crittergarden/thread/view/73275/
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
Image
RickCorey
Oct 17, 2013 7:59 PM CST
I do see a lot of repeat contributors here:
Dahlias (Dahlia)

Is this the Cubit you meant?

http://cubits.org/Dahlias/

Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
Garden Photography Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pacific Northwest Daylilies Lilies
Bulbs Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Container Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Image
Joy
Oct 17, 2013 11:13 PM CST
I'm no expert but do have some experience in growing dahlias. I'm not all that chatty on any of the forums but do ask and answer questions when I can. Would love a dahlia forum here.
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Oct 17, 2013 11:25 PM CST

Plants Admin

virginiarose said:
robertduval14 has a lot of Dahlia but Robert has a lot of everything!!


Actually, he enters images from places like Wiki Commons and other public domain sites, so the submitted dahlia images are not his.

My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
Forum moderator Plant Database Moderator Charter ATP Member Region: California Cat Lover Roses
Clematis Irises Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Sages
Image
zuzu
Oct 18, 2013 12:03 AM CST

Plants Admin

Robert is a landscaper, however, so he might know a lot about them.
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 18, 2013 2:21 AM CST
RickCorey said:I do see a lot of repeat contributors here:
Dahlias (Dahlia)

Is this the Cubit you meant?

http://cubits.org/Dahlias/



Rick, they were talking about starting a Dahlia forum here on ATP. There is a great Iris forum and Coneflower forum on Cubits as well as the Dahlia Forum.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
GordonHawk
Oct 18, 2013 5:26 AM CST
OH...like most things on my rooftop... the Dahlias do well.....i guess... if you can calll a 7 ft tall plant that has dozens of large flowers most of the summer... this is a large red one now ...woops the pictures on on the ipad... BRB with them... Oh these aren't from there.... but most years I have some from Swan Island Dahlias... out in WA I believe... this one I got in the late winter .. and started it inside... BRB
Name: Gordon
Brooklyn , New York
Charter ATP Member Miniature Gardening Container Gardener Region: United States of America Butterflies Garden Art
Tropicals Plumerias Roses Ponds Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Image
GordonHawk
Oct 18, 2013 5:33 AM CST
Oh here we are... Even a discussion should have pictures..here's what this one is doing now.. Grown crammed in and fighting for space.. Like everything here.. I call it a cage fight garden... Contestants go in and battle for water...food and a place in the sun.. Like a botanical reality show...

Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/a7b46d
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/d51aa7
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/cad134
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/812779
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/4413ae
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/7e43ce
Thumb of 2013-10-18/GordonHawk/7ccc21

Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Native Plants and Wildflowers Critters Allowed Garden Procrastinator Herbs Vegetable Grower Plant Identifier
Organic Gardener Keeps Goats Garden Photography Cottage Gardener Composter Houseplants
Image
gardengus
Oct 18, 2013 6:46 AM CST
I have been watching the dahlia cubit for a couple years now , great information and some serious growers there.

My first attempt was this year, with dahlias gifted by some on the cubit.

Thumb of 2013-10-18/gardengus/1508b9


Thumb of 2013-10-18/gardengus/1d49e4


Thumb of 2013-10-18/gardengus/d9a556

Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« All Things Gardening forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"