I have a few large dahlias this year that are looking great. I have had this one for years...don't know the name
Dahlias for 2010
Joanne, your last photo looks like it may be a Proven Winners Dahlia named "Dalina Grande Toluca". Several colors in this Dahlia Series were available down here this spring and I saw some of the same ones up North this summer in nurseries.
Your dahlias are all beautiful. I have a few tubers that I hope will sprout shortly - all gifts from friends and family, so NOID, and I started some seed. Hope to have lots frlowering this coming summer. They remind me of my granddad. He just loved them...
This year, I grew Cactus Mixed and mixed coccineas(Victoriana) from seed. The coccineas are much better bloomers than the cactus mix, which are just starting to bloom.
Joanna, the white one on top is stunning!! How do you get it to be so bushy?
Jon, the Lavengro reminds me of a zinnia I once had. And that Eye Candy certainly lives up to it's name!
Joanna, you're dahlias are stunning, just like your petunias! Do you dig your tubers every year and store them or how do you over winter them? Would love to know!!
Last year I had so many dahlias I could hardly keep up with picking them for bouquets. This year almost none. They just quit blooming. I don't know if it was some kind of "wilt" or "blight" because there was no outward discoloration or pest - they just quit! Does anyone have any idea what it might have been? The plants are struggling to recover now and may yet have a few blooms before frost.
"Don't open the pic link, this is as good as it gets;)"
I did open the pic link, and got a decent picture. (grin)