Happy Birthday, Carrie!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Have a wonderful day and a great year.

Sorry, no dahlia photos yet!

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West Caldwell, NJ(Zone 6b)

Happy birthday, Carrie!

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Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 10a)

Aww...thanks guys. All I want for my birthday is time to work in the gardens. Yet, somehow this is the busiest weekend I've had in months. LOL Murphy's Law.
Pirl, I will always take a sexy lily pic in lieu of dahlias! Wow-that thing is awesome! Can I come lay in your yard and just SSSNNNIIIIIIIFFFFFFFFF all those lilies?
todgor-Is that Barbara Hardisty Kantor? Regardless-so beautiful. Sorry you're having rot/wormy problems.

West Caldwell, NJ(Zone 6b)

Yes, that is BHK.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Come on up and I'll bake you a birthday cake, Carrie! It's rather hot and humid but come on up anyhow.

Here's a daylily, Destined to See.

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Long Branch, NJ(Zone 7a)

This calls for a PARTY! So here's a Garden Party rose for you!

Happy, happy birthday to you!

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Drop dead gorgeous, Tex68!

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 10a)

Wow-pirl, that thing's a knock-out. Is that one you hybridized?
Thank you Tex-That IS a gorgeous rose. Sigh... I wish I had patience for roses.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

It's not one of mine, Carrie. I'll add one I hybridized to keep your birthday thread going.

That rose is too beautiful.

I'm a dud with roses though some do grow well for me but they want a 24 hour a day nursemaid and I'm not up to it. Now the Japanese beetles have arrived so I cut back every plant by a foot and remove every rose so the beetles will have to go elsewhere for their orgies of food and sex for three weeks.

Long Branch, NJ(Zone 7a)

Oh c'mon Carrie! If you have the patience for dahlias, certainly you can have the patience for roses.

Here - come and take a look at my secret garden. STOP BY AND SMELL THE ROSES!
This will make you drool and *sigh* some more:


As much as I like dahlias, roses are my real passion.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

What a beautiful feast for the eyes. For all the new roses on the market and all your photos it's still your Peace and Chicago Peace that I love best even though I do have and love Graham Thomas.

They are all wonderful photos!

Boise, ID

Hope you enjoyed your birthday.

Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Happy belated Birthday dear Queeq ^_^

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(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

D'nut - we've missed you and Poochella!

Carrie and I exchanged a few Dmails about propagating dahlias so I gave it a try with three of them, using the piece I pinched off and planting it in a pot. I have roots! Now I tried a piece of American Dream just to be sure I'll have more than one. If they end up forming tubers, as I'm guessing they will, I'll post photos.

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Calgary, AB(Zone 3a)

Pirl that is VERY exciting. Please keep us posted.

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I'm thrilled.

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 10a)

Awww...thank you ed and dnut!
Dnut-that is the most cheerful bloom I've seen in a long time! Just wanna pinch it's cheeks, if it had any.

pirl YOU GOT ROOTS!!!!!!!!!!
Doing a Dahlia roots dance )>====
Awesome is terribly understated. Was that using the Oasis wedges? Woooppppeeeee!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

One was in a soil/sand mix.

One in Fafard mix.

One in Oasis.

They all rooted.

Pinellas Park, FL(Zone 10a)

You have magic spirit fingers! What is Fafard?

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Fafard (FAF-ard, not Fa-FARD as I always said before I heard it pronounced correctly) is the name of a company that makes many soilless mixes. I use the one for containers.

It's late in the season to start dahlias but I can find room to plant them...somewhere! Let's see if they'll bloom for me or even make tubers.

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