Dahlias forum: Last man standing, 2018

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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frankrichards16
Apr 18, 2018 1:39 PM CST
I have been culling down my dahlia collection over the past several years. Years ago I had over 300 varieties that I dug up and stored over the winter (think Michigan). If you have that many different varieties, you have to divide your tubers before storage. So, for me that meant well over a thousand tubers stored (which is more reasonable than 300 clumps).

For whatever reason, these are the last standing.

Dahlia 'American Beauty', Dahlia 'Cornel', Dahlia 'Country Sweetheart', Dahlia 'Kabloom', Dahlia 'Patricia Ann's Sunset', Dahlia 'Pinelands Prickles', Dahlia 'Promise', Dahlia 'Purplicious', Dahlia 'Skywalker', Dahlia 'Spartacus'

Not all bad news:) I ordered 8 new ones...

Dahlia 'AC Ben', Dahlia 'Allens High Voltage', Dahlia 'Allens Jupiter', Dahlia 'Fiona', Dahlia 'HaPet Blue Eyes', Dahlia 'HaPet Mona Lisa', Dahlia 'HaPet Perfekt', Dahlia 'Hollyhill MoonSong'

I still love dahlias, just not as many:)

Name: Mary Stella
Anchorage, AK (Zone 4b)
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Oberon46
Apr 19, 2018 12:21 PM CST
I agree totally Frank. I don't have room for the multiples of one cultivar. Nor do I room for those for which I have become disenchanted. I cannot imagine the work you performed to care for so many dahlias. Not even once, much less repeatedly.

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