Well a couple are looking gorgeous....so far am waiting for many to bloom this year.
Here is Camano Sitka, new for me and I love it!
Cocoajuno's dahlias 2008
Wow! Great show! I must get Nargold next year, that is super! Was that Camano Sitka one I gave you? I like to keep track of my children! :)
Thank you greathorse, dalianut, and todgor. I cannot wait for more blooms, each is special!
I did not receive Camano Sitka from you probably because it was posted here on my new list in the earlier thread. I received so many beauties from you and I am looking forward to every bloom. I will make sure you know which are your babies...FYI remember I told you that "Mom's Special" had not come up....well I dug up the tuber and it was starting to sprout (2 months after planting) it is now a healthy looking plant! I am keeping my fingers crossed for bloom. I just dug another "Camano Propero" because it was not showing (it was one of the potted ones on the kitchen table in April) and guess what, it was just beginning to sprout but had not made it above ground...I do not understand?
You will definately have "Nargold" I bought two because I really wanted it, the other has not bloomed yet but is close....it is marked for you, you will have to tell me how to get it to you...lol Remember I do not and have never dug up a dahlia except to move it. I have no idea how to save one over winter unless it is in the ground...lol
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Cheyenne Chief and Kenora Sunset just beautiful, my kind of colors!!!
Your blooms are gorgeous...Cascade Becky looks a lot like Teesbroke Redeye...
Congrats on those beauties!
Coco, I had Kenora Sunset last year, it was a super plant, very prolific till it got knocked for a loop by a storm. Still remember wrestling with it trying to get it to stand up! Cheyenne Chief catches my eye though! You may like my Connell's freebie, Diddly Squat, same speckled red and yellow. Sadly Funfair and most of my other Connell's rotted in ground with all the rain, its starter pots for sure next year.
Your flowers are very unchewed, I guess you don't have the enslaught of insects we are seeing over here!
Looking good Carla, I really like the colors on Cascade Becky and Chilson's Pride.
Thank you all so much.
Todgor, my leaves have been chewed and slimed by slugs and snails...ewww.. but so far the flowers have been good. I bait often but sometimes I think they like dahlias better than the bait.
This one is Color Spectacle, it is more orange than this picture shows and it is suppose to have white on some of the tips...I do see some coming with the white tips.
Your Kenora Sunset is to die for...........of course they all are just stunning.
With the outer bands of Dolly bringing us some rain, I think my Dahlias will perk up. It's been way too hot for them, but they like the rain.
I really like Whirlygig. It's so different. Luv the color on Camano Sitka.
Way to grow, Carla! They are all magnificent! I think my 'fave' vote so far has to go to Kenora Sunset with Gallery Cobra in a close second. Nice!
Not only do grow beautiful dahlias but your photography is outstanding too.
I see so many Kenora something or others, where do you get those and who is the hybridizer/grower?
Thanks so much all of you, you are the reason I grow them. All of your beauties encouraged me to grow more of them. The only problem was I did not know you had to order them so early in the year and ended up going to Dahlia clubs to buy my tubers...lol So far they are all beauties!
Lenjo thanks for the compliment about photos, but it is so easy to take pictures of a gorgeous flower!
Here is a better picture of 'Color Spectacle' this first bloom is bigger than my head! I love the color such a great orange! This one shows some of the white tips and notice the stems are red/burgandy...love this one!
So beautiful. I love Apricot Rays & Cheyenne Chief, 2 of my faves. How many do you have growing?
Thank you so much, I am over 60 cultivars now...lol I added 40 new ones this year because of all the wonderful enablers here...lol
Great oranges! "Bigger than my head" is definitely one of my bloom selection criteria! LOL!
Hi todgor, LOL thanks!
I love Dahlia's and Rocks with that description....
Color Spectacle IS a spectacle! Wowsers! I am celebrating the drizzle and praying for a gentle overnight rain here Carla. We are absolutely parched.
Those tuber sales can be real trouble, but so full of gleeful anticipation!