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Mar 18, 2014 10:15 AM CST
|I ordered two Nadine Jessie and two Teds Choice from Swan Island Dahlias and I have received them here in Pittsburgh. They look like very fine blue colour shades.|
However I have had to change my travel plans and have to fly through Canada and England to get back to Ireland, and have checked customs regulations. I am not allowed to bring these tubers around like this so I am offering them to anybody on the Dahlia Forum on the good old mainland USA that wants them sent to them.
I don't know about addresses or what is normal, but let me know if you want them by tree mail, just your name for the draw from a hat, and I will notify everybody that writes and perhaps the winners will send me their address in due course. There will be four draws for one tuber each is the fairest way I guess.
I will put the names in a hat. No charge, postage will be covered by me, and let that be a lesson for me and a bit of luck for you.
Here are the dahlias:
Have a nice day
Mar 18, 2014 10:16 AM CST
|draw, not daw, sorry.|
Mar 18, 2014 10:46 AM CST
|Peter that is so generous of you! A very kind offer.|
Mar 18, 2014 12:05 PM CST
|You're very kind Jennifer, can I throw your name into the hat for the draw?|
Mar 18, 2014 12:18 PM CST
|I'd be interested in Nadine Jesse, Peter. Thank you for your very kind and generous offer.|
Mar 18, 2014 12:30 PM CST
|@Cantillon, Sure Peter, throw my name into the hat. I can always find somewhere to squeeze in one more dahlia. Either variety is fine. They are both lovely.|
Mar 18, 2014 12:37 PM CST
|Sure will, I think I will hold the draw about second week of April when I am back in Pittsburgh, and leave them in a cool garage until then. I hope they will be fine, though temperature yoyos by thirty degrees in a few weeks here.|
Mar 19, 2014 7:19 AM CST
OK, will do.
Mar 19, 2014 7:20 AM CST
|Thank you, Peter!|
Mar 22, 2014 5:42 AM CST
|oh, please do count me in for the drawing! I am just getting started and want as many varieties as possible in my new beds. |
I dug everything up last fall, as I wanted to amend and till the new beds - ahem, expansion was called for. Dahlias did well for me here in Upstate SC.
Tilling is on the schedule for today. Unfortunately my tiller spent a month in the shop last fall, so I couldn't prep the beds then.
All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
Mar 22, 2014 8:05 AM CST
|Peter, please put my name in the hat. If I should happen to win, I will send you the tuber back next year.|
Mar 22, 2014 12:46 PM CST
|What a generous offer! I'd love to be included in the drawing, Peter! And that is a great suggestion, Frank!|
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Mar 22, 2014 1:13 PM CST
|I'd also love to have my name tossed in also. Very, very generous offer! Thanks for even just the opportunity!|
Mar 22, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Thanks everybody for writing in, I will enter everybody in the draw and summarise next week so names can be checked.
Thanks Frank for your kind offer, but apparently I can't receive tubers unless they come with some licence, so I guess I can just wish you well. By the way , I read everything you write, great advice.
Kind regards to all,
Mar 25, 2014 10:35 AM CST
|Hi Peter! Do include me too in the draw! Would love to try Dahlias Thank you so much for your generous offer!|
Mar 25, 2014 4:21 PM CST
No problems tarev, very welcome,
Mar 26, 2014 6:17 PM CST
|Thanks again Peter, for awhile, when I first saw the title of your thread, I thought somebody is speaking in our Filipino language Daw is an expression we frequently used. Nice timing for typo error. , plus I love Dahlias too.|
Mar 27, 2014 2:12 AM CST
In Ireland a "daw" is a fool, and I guess my fingers were typing what I was thinking about the situation I had put myself in.
Still it is a bit of fun,
Mar 27, 2014 9:07 AM CST
|Daw in our language just means - it is said, or someone said, or is it|
Mar 30, 2014 1:45 PM CST
|A very generous offer indeed! Am I too late to toss my name in the hat? |
If I'm too late, no worries and thank you.