Some rainy days here now, this is Ferncliff Illusion from Granny
Very photogenic - thanks Marsha
Al's Photo Pile 3
So beautiful, I have a hard time choosing favorites from all the ones you post, they are all such lovely flowers. Thanks again for taking the time to take pictures and post them...I love them all!
WHERE do you get your tubers from? These are just stunning....of course most Dahlias are....yet I have never seen these for sale. Share your secrets please.
Thanks Carla and BDale. Probably at about 80% of mine open now, there are some I've posted that I don't like, but I'm not going to throw them under the bus here.
Pam - those 3 are funny, because one is a trade,one is from a rescue collection and one I bought local. Most everything is available online, try looking in here:
Great flowers! I have been considering Illusion for next year maybe. Fire Magic is aptly named.
I like FI, but I'm drawn to those lavender/lilac edges.
great pics.... too bad you are kind of far!!!!! or I would invite myself to see them!!!!
I could live with Fercliff Illusion real easily. Beautiful colors.
I knew Contessa would do well in your hands- looks great. And as for Yvonne, got any grass shears for her? LOL a little haircut for that fickle dahlia. They do kick out the flowers don't they.
Oooh. Your Corona looks great. In reality, is yours more orangey and yellow? I think that is my favorite of the Karmas. And Golden Cloud, what a plant! Do you have a close-up coming of the flower alone? Great maroon stems, well matched to the little champion to the right :) which I guess might be Contessa?
Nice colors on Fire Pot. I don't know if I have Fire Pot or Fire Mountain? It's a shorter ~2ft plant with deep maroon stems and dark maroonish/green foliage. I'll have to look it up.
The real SVB? How small and how pink? Looks like a pretty good flower to me. I'm still waiting for blooms on the 'wannabe' version of SVB. Next year it's going back into its old location.
Well done Al, as always.
Nice blooms as always, Al. Hopefully you didn't get hit with that weather mess that is blasting Chicago right now. (I realize you are in a different state, but didn't know how far north the problem extended).
Thanks. We did OK here - about 5" of rain only last week. Earlier in the summer and that wetness would worry me. I wonder how Mone did with the 90mph winds there a few days ago.
That shot of Stolze von Berlin is perfect! What a color!
your dahlias never cease to amaze me!!!!!!!
I counted yesterday... I have 36 dahlias... not necessary different kinds.... but I can't believe I have this many already... and my list has 12 dahlias already.... I think I may end up with as many dahlias as roses!!!!
Wow, what a wonderful rudbeckia. Have never seen one so dainty.
Great shot of Kari Blue!
Wow Al....not a dahlia? I love the rudbeckia. I have a few of those too, just not that one...I have a few coneflowers too and love them too!
Nice picture, Carla
Al, they are not all in one bed... they are scatered around the garden... but I don't have enough on the major dahlia garden....
oh I have a new one opening... really beautiful... just took pictures this morning...
Nice ones Al. I had only a fair turnout on Summer Night this year, but it's still going to be a staple dark red here. Next year, it's going back to where I originally planted it and did great.
Hollyhill Electra looks like a nice orange.