Got a few holdouts yet, and a bunch of photos queued. Poor old brain can't remember some names without looking for the tags. Here's Arabian Night, one of my late plantings. Verrrrrrry dark red:
Tod's 2007 Dahlias pt. 2
Spectacular blooms!! Wow. Love them all. Some of them look like sea creatures...
You have some nice blooms there. My one Hana Hitosuji toppled
over and I lost most of it. Some of it still hanging in there. The one
that is still upright shows some orange toward the middle of the
blooms. Lesson learned about staking. Thanks for sharing.
Looks great Tod.
I like Dana, King Salmon and Sans Souci.
All nice. Lillian Stewart looks like one Pooch is trying to ID, similar to Kenora Frills I have.
Very nice Todd. I really like Hana Hitosuji, Kenora Sunset. Nice Arabian Night. Wyn's King Salmon is a beaut as well.
Al, my NOID hot pink is the very hottest pink with white It's Alma Potschke Aster hot pink for reference. (Now in bloom BTW!) One of my winter projects is to find all laciniated hot pink/whites B- BB sized and come up with a name if possible.
This is one amazing AA bloom! I can't say enough about this, and there only seems to be one seller, Pleasant Valley. Which is a shame because they ripped me off for two tubers and would not contact me by email. But I will give them the benefit of the doubt once, since they have great AAs!
It's Walter Wendt:
And I had to post this Tahoma Red Tide, because all the previous ones were so washed out. I am beginning to be soured on liquid fertilizers, I think they only seem to provide sufficient color for one week of bud sets. And the color seems to be set then, and can't be enhanced thereafter. But a nice shot here:
Tod - your jungle is ridiculous that's for sure. I had less over 6' here this year - which is good. My height champion was Penhill Watermelon at 7' - Mazama broke off or would have won.
Mom's Special has my colors that's for sure. Rip City is a pure purple isn't it. I like your Hakuyoh.
I do use almost all liquid fertilizer and didn't really have a problem with color.
Lovely sunny blooms TOD!!
Very welcome bit of cheer on what has become a rather snowy day here. ;p
Edited to address the post to the correct grower!! LOL. (Thanks Pirl. ;) )
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Great collection indeed Todd. I nominate Tahoma Red Tide, the 10/14 photo, as the winner for me. That is one beautiful flower! Did you get hit by the big winds of Noel?
Tod - On the Tahoma Red post you mentioned your disappointment with liquid fertilizers. I never even get around to using them but I'm curious as to what you will use next year. Any thoughts on that?
Thanks, Pooch, it wasn't one of my favorites, the petals didn't come out quite like the pictures. The local weather lady scared me with talk of 40-45mph winds coming for Nicole, but there wasn't much at all.
PIrl, I think where I got into trouble was the Open Sesame stuff, the numbers were high, but the total fertilizer content when diluted was much lower than something like Omega 6-6-6 or Alaska Morbloom. But still I got the feeling the stuff just ran right through my raised beds. Either that or it was the wrong amount. I am going to research some slow release solids for next year. I would also love to get some info on just how much of a fertilizer should be distributed, so its not too much or too little.
I vote for Tahomas Red Tide, too.
Tod, I wanted you to especially know that I enjoyed my biggest blooms the most -- no one could be more surprised than I, because they seemed like they would be out of placein my garden, but they weren't. I thought of you when they bloomed, and thought to myself, "That Tod sure had the ticket on these big things!"
That's a dollar for using "My vote" - patent pending .LOL
I'm caught up pretty well and can vote for Inland Dynasty - as long as you tell me the eye doesn't open up fast like other LC's do.
Thanks, Tod, and good luck with the perfect amount of fertilizer.