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Oct 20, 2015 9:56 AM CST

24 degrees F didn't knock them out, but the plants got a one-two punch and succumbed at 17 degrees. I shot the following photos before the season shut down.
Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/db7476 Crazy for Jessie


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/df904d Gitts Attention


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/b73e47 Hamilton Lillian & Parkland Rave


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/fa2e15 Hollyhill Spiderwoman


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/142df8 Pam Howden


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/21491c Weston Spanish Dancer


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/8d7429 Wheels


Thumb of 2015-10-20/designerdonna/beef30 Last dahlias of the 2015 season.
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Oct 20, 2015 10:36 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
All of your photos are beautiful! We're always sad when they finally go but at least you brought the beauty inside to enjoy.
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Oct 20, 2015 11:23 AM CST
Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
Dahlias Canning and food preservation Lilies Peonies Permaculture Ponds
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Thanks Donna for the lovely review. Our yards here look so forlorn and soggy with not a flower in site.
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Oct 20, 2015 1:07 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Wow, I love your Hollyhill Spiderwoman. She is very beautiful!
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Oct 20, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Dahlias Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
You had some beauties this season!
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Oct 20, 2015 6:08 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
They're still blooming here and I love them all the more because we didn't get hit with that frost.
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Oct 20, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Lucky you, Arlene! That is great! Hurray!
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Oct 20, 2015 6:14 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
Unless we get a hurricane, I usually have blooms until 11/10.
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Oct 21, 2015 12:58 PM CST

Thank you, Arlene. I sometimes sit at the computer and go through my dahlia photos in the middle of winter. I take way more photos of the garden than I do of people.http://garden.org/i/s/lol.gif

I did the attached arrangement last night for my garden club's hospitality table. This morning I did four vase bouquets. I picked the dahlias Saturday, late day. They lasted better than I thought they would. The arrangement will likely last another few days. The last hurrah, if you will.

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Oct 21, 2015 1:24 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
Gorgeous! What a lovely arrangement and the elements of it are grand!
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Oct 21, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I agree Just beautiful!
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