I only have one! But it is one of my favorites I've been patiently waiting for:
SEATTLE! It has a funny wide center, but the colors are as I hoped.
Mid July is early for blooming for me, so I am happy.
Pooch's Dahlia Photos: Yellows and Oranges
Way to go Pooch, your photo is nice! Mine haven't been good with Seattle for some reason.
Well, finally, Annie.
Way to go.
Now I get to see yours, LOL
Love that 'Seattle'. Need to get that one next year.
it is because you are from the NW, LOL
Us NW guys support our 'Seattle', LOL
Isn't it a rich color combination!!! Good for you!! Can't wait for more.
Oooh...I planted that one this year and I'm glad to see it's so nice! I can't wait to see more of your pictures! :0)
GREAT!! Soooo ummm, errrrrr........Seattle like!! lol.
I hope I am the first to come begging for this one!! :), if NOT, please start the list with MY NAME at the TOP!! heheheh
Everyone is posting such pretty pics of their dahlias. I only have one blooming - my mini baby bunting. I don't even have buds on the rest of them. When can I hope for some blooms????? Should I fertilize them with anything? They aren't even that big.
Gwendalou, the heat and sun we are anticipating for the next week will be just the tonic the dahlias have been waiting for to thrive. I imagine in Langley, you are cooled by the water, as I am cooled by the Cascades while Seattle basks. We will have our dahlia days of blooms- the big show begins in August.
Meanwhile, what have you used for fertilizer?
I was hoping that last hot spell we had would do something. Plus, we had some outstanding warm weather in May that went on for at least 2 weeks.
I've used nothing for fertilizer. The planting instructions I got from Swan Island sort of indicated they didn't need a lot of fertilizer. So I just plopped them into the ground.
Last week I was starting to get worried so I did 'feed' them with some compost tea I bought at a nearby nursery. I think it's pretty weak tho. And they didn't get a whole lot each as I only got the gallon size and had to make it cover a lot of dahlias.
What do you suggest?
Blue, I think she means that August is when the dahlias in our area(s) start putting on their big show for us in our own gardens.
Altho I am looking for someplace a little closer than Swan Island to go look/order dahlias this year. Unless mine don't ever bloom, in which case I'll give up on dahlias!
Blue, what was the name of that dahlia you gave me Saturday again?
Yes, the big show begins in August- meaning in our yards and gardens. Although there will be plenty of dahlia shows around too. Blue you have to go to the Puyallup Fair and see Connell's display. It's a real mind blower. I hope they do it this year, it's almost an institution among the floral displays there.
I don't have a new one but Seattle has opened much more fully and is even prettier I think. It's one of my alltime favorites so I indulge a double posting.
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Deleted because I found what I was looking for. Thanks.
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Come on Poochella, feed those kids and show us more. It has been in the low 90's here for almost a week. I haven't watered anybody 'cause we keep getting our prescribed inch of rain or a little more a week. Removed the hollyhocks yesterday. Had 2 skid loader buckets of "junk" to haul off. 95 degrees. Then the baby beagle got lost in my big bed. Actually must have laid down and fell asleep. We spent an hour and a half hunting for him. Hadn't even had him 24 hours so had no idea where he would head. DH was frantic but before he suggested searching the cornfield I said no cornfield hunt!! Guess if you were 8" tall a 30 x 50 perennial bedof palnts over 4 foot tall would seem like a real jungle. Anyway the new Maurer baby came bobbing out when I started loading hollyhocks so all is well in Maurerville.
Ah, a baby beagle!
We had one when I was a kid and what a riot he was.
He sounds cute sleeping away life among your flowers.
Oh a puppy! 8 inches tall! I am in severe need of a new dog but just too busy for a puppy right now. Let's just have you sneak in a photo of the little guy, Jam! Dahlias or no dahlias, I want to see him!
Yes, me too. I want to see that cute guy.
Oh, Annie, just think of what a puppy would do to your dahlia bed, LOL
The stalks would be on the ground all over, LOL LOL
I am waiting for the current visiting black bear to get in my garden. He's already taken two bird feeders down two different nights, worked over the blueberries quite nicely, but is staying away from the dahlias thank Heaven! And where was my guard dog? Sleeping.
Carol, I've had to teach 4 different dogs the command OUT of the garden and they were all good students for the most part. Mine is the worst offender choosing to sleep between stalks rather than on the wider pathways.
I have two orange ones coming in the next days to a week. They don't seem to understand the word HURRY.
It is cooler to sleep between the rows, don't you know that, LOL
But am looking forward to more of your show too.
Is to get to 101 degrees this weekend here! Oh, my, that is hot!
I think his name is "Come to Iowa and Steal Me" LOL
He is just so cute! Smaller than his toy! Look at his tail, let alone that face! What do you mean " not a house dog?" I'd make him a housedog in about ten seconds and a pillow anchor the first night.
Oh my, what a cutie he is.
Yes, he is a keeper tho. Too bad he isn't a housedog tho.
He will be a digger tho in your gardens. Beagles love to dig. I do remember that from my Mom always complaining about him digging, LOL
LOL Spike- like the former patrolman at GWeb! Why did you choose that name Jam?
Here's my second to bloom: Contessa 3 ft Waterlily and not a very good specimen having been eaten by something! I was suprised to look over late afternoon and see such color. This a.m. while watering that very plant it was not open at all!
Mr. Slobbers was my vote.
Nice Pooch, I don't have a red waterlily so I'll be in the market for one next year.
Contessa is a really rich, intense red orange Al. But I have Tartahi Ruby and Moray Susan both red waterlilies 'in the queue' as they say. Taratahi Ruby will be first to bloom, still a way off. You'll see it right here under a heading of "Reds" if all goes well.....
Come on Annie, start doing the dahlia dance. We want to see more!
They are all sucking up water as fast as I can deliver it Willow! I'm encouraging them all to hurry it up. It was a hair away from 100 here today and both plants and water-bearer are wilting and parched.
I'm sorry to say my next bloom to open will be Seattle again! I have one in a pot and two in ground. Hawaii is trying to put on some color but far from blooming. KKKKatie is coming along too! So exciting : )
Lovely, Pooch. And the dogs are adorable.
Mine are coming up one by one. I had a glimpse of 'Just Peachy' this evening. Will go check it out first thing tomorrow.
I thought I had lost 'Camano Pet' last December. Hah! He is blooming now. If he is kind enough to give me good tubers, you are at the top of my list for one.
BTW, 'Eastern Echo' turned out to be a lavender/white speckled Dahlia. :-) I have no luck with 'Eastern Echo', apparently. I like the speckled one, though. Thanks.
Cute little beagle, I think that would be a fun kind of dog to have. We have had golden retrievers or labs but I have wanted to try a beagle. Each of our daughters has gotten puppies; one a Weimaraner and the other a Pug. I like the pug, she is so cute and such a personality. The Weimaraner is a beautiful dog but just too big and busy.
Jam, there are Maurers in the Mt. Angel area, are you related to any?
I love that Pug photo too Lenjo. People just go nuts about those dogs! They are all loveable to me, except for the very menacing mini pinscher I met at work this week, GEEZ- talk about dominant. I looked it in the eye for about a nanosecond and he was ready to take my head off! All 6 lbs of him! I was on HIS couch, very bad.
Flower number four: I can't help it, it's my favorite! A bit more bright yellow than its cousin in the pot on the deck. Perhaps that will change.