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Mar 18, 2014 10:15 AM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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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:

https://www.dahlias.com/search...
https://www.dahlias.com/tedsch...

Have a nice day I tip my hat to you.

Peter
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Mar 18, 2014 10:16 AM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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draw, not daw, sorry.
Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 18, 2014 10:46 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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Peter that is so generous of you! A very kind offer. Thumbs up
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Mar 18, 2014 12:05 PM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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You're very kind Jennifer, can I throw your name into the hat for the draw?

Peter
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Mar 18, 2014 12:18 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
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I'd be interested in Nadine Jesse, Peter. Thank you for your very kind and generous offer.
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Mar 18, 2014 12:30 PM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
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@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.
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Mar 18, 2014 12:37 PM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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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.

Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 19, 2014 7:19 AM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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Hi Arlene,

OK, will do.

Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 19, 2014 7:20 AM 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
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Thank you, Peter!
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Mar 22, 2014 5:42 AM CST
Name: Sharon Mc
Upstate SC (Zone 7b)
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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.
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Mar 22, 2014 8:05 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Peter, please put my name in the hat. If I should happen to win, I will send you the tuber back next year.
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Mar 22, 2014 12:46 PM CST
Name: woofie
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What a generous offer! I'd love to be included in the drawing, Peter! And that is a great suggestion, Frank!
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Mar 22, 2014 1:13 PM CST
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Name: Rob Duval
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I'd also love to have my name tossed in also. Very, very generous offer! Thanks for even just the opportunity!
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Mar 22, 2014 6:23 PM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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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,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 25, 2014 10:35 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Hi Peter! Do include me too in the draw! Would love to try Dahlias Smiling Thank you so much for your generous offer! Thank You!
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Mar 25, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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No problems tarev, very welcome,

Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 26, 2014 6:17 PM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Thanks again Peter, for awhile, when I first saw the title of your thread, I thought somebody is speaking in our Filipino language Big Grin Daw is an expression we frequently used. Nice timing for typo error. Smiling , plus I love Dahlias too.
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Mar 27, 2014 2:12 AM CST
Name: Peter
Europe (Zone 9a)
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Hi tarev,

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,

Kind regards,

Peter I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 27, 2014 9:07 AM CST
Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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Daw in our language just means - it is said, or someone said, or is it Big Grin
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Mar 30, 2014 1:45 PM CST
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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.

I tip my hat to you.

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