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Jun 8, 2014 11:28 PM CST
Name: Dianne
Sacramento, CA, zone 9b
Bulbs Region: California Cut Flowers Peonies Plant and/or Seed Trader Vegetable Grower
The first of my dahlias started to bloom about a week and a half ago.

First to bloom was Narnia


Followed by Arabian Night, Karma Choc (not shown), and Ginger Willo
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We got our hottest day today (102 to be exact). Everything seems to be weathering the heat OK.
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Jun 9, 2014 7:35 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
So nice to see them!
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Jun 15, 2014 3:30 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My dahlias started to bloom a few days ago, around June 12

The first was Serrano

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Pirl - Arabian Night is gorgeous!
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Jun 15, 2014 3:36 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It certainly began with a big bang!

It's Dianne's photo, not mine, Jan.

I'm in the midst of planting mine now.
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Jun 19, 2014 4:30 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was in Los Angeles last week, seeing my latest grandson for the first time, but my husband said that it got up to over 100 degrees here in Anderson Valley, soilsandup. It's cooled off since though.
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Jul 11, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
Blessed beyond all merit.
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A few from the morning walk
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Jul 11, 2014 10:09 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Well worth the walk. They're all lovely.
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Jul 27, 2014 2:15 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Dahlias are finally starting to bloom in SE Michigan.

One of the first was Country Sweetheart from a breeder here in Michigan, Don Wardon.


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Jul 27, 2014 5:15 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Very nice colors on that one, Frank.
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Jul 30, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Some of mine. Most are noids


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Jul 30, 2014 7:58 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Does anyone know why the last dahlia I posted has only part of the blooms with the dappling? Each bloom on it is like that. It is supposed to look more like the first one.
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Jul 30, 2014 9:48 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I don't know if it's classified as "unstable genetics" but that's what happens with many dahlias.
Dahlia 'Hollyhill Jester'

There are others with issues like yours so you are not alone.
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Jul 30, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Name: Jennifer
48036 MI (Zone 6b)
Cottage Gardener Houseplants Spiders! Heucheras Frogs and Toads Dahlias
Hummingbirder Sedums Winter Sowing Peonies Region: Michigan Celebrating Gardening: 2015
pirl said:I don't know if it's classified as "unstable genetics" but that's what happens with many dahlias.
Dahlia 'Hollyhill Jester'

There are others with issues like yours so you are not alone.


Well, at least it is still pretty, either way
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Jul 30, 2014 10:34 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It certainly is and it's very interesting to see each flower and how it differs from the others.

When I see another one, like yours, I'll be sure to copy it or send you a link.
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Jul 30, 2014 5:30 PM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Hydrangeas Peonies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level
Happens quite often. Here are three photos of Dahlia 'Amorous'.


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Jul 31, 2014 6:46 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Here's another example, scroll down a bit: http://deborahjeansdandelionho...
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Aug 24, 2014 3:58 PM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
Blessed beyond all merit.
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A few in bloom today
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Aug 24, 2014 4:08 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Very nice, Dave. Do you have names to go with the blooms?
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Aug 25, 2014 5:49 PM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
Blessed beyond all merit.
Houseplants Lilies Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Container Gardener
Butterflies Hummingbirder Tropicals Cottage Gardener Foliage Fan Aroids
I am sorry@pirl. Arlene these have been in the ground for several seasons and the name tags are long gone.
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Aug 25, 2014 6:31 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
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
They are still beautiful.

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