Some Of This Year's Dahlias

'Go Go Mix Purple'

'Duet':
 'Mystic Wizard'
 'Arabian Nights'
 I'll have to dig out the label--can't remember offhand
 'Go Go Mix Pink'
 'Color Spectacle'
 'Color Spectacle' with Hemerocallis 'Bella Sera'
 'Avignon'
 A bigger 'Avignon'
 'Avignon' outliers.


 'Arabian Nights' again. I've had this one a decade, at least.  It has come back every year without fail.
 'Funny Face' is late--dug up because I thought the clump had rotted.  The disturbance slowed it down, but didn't kill it.  It has survived to bloom again. 

 Dahlias make summer fun--or at least as fun as endless sunshine and hot weather can be.

Comments

  1. I am so envious. I can't even get the things to come out of the ground

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    1. ????? If even I can grow them, can't everyone?

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  2. Oh, so beautiful and luscious. I've been eagerly anticipating the flowering of my own Dahlias, all dug up and replanted last fall in my cutting garden (my old raised veggie bed). I have buds but no open flowers yet. Do you pinch your Dahlias?

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    1. I do not pinch them. They slap me, scream "Harvey Weinstein!" and tell me they are going to press charges.

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  3. Your dahlias are well ahead of mine but I noted that those at the local botanic garden are also late in blooming so maybe our persistent marine layer and cooler-than-usual temperatures are having an impact. Seeing 'Duet' in your garden makes me wish I'd picked that one up as well when I brought home 'Otto's Thrill'. I hope it hasn't been too hot yet out your way!

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    1. I'll take persistent marine layer any day over early Dahlias. It's been fairly pleasant so far--heat usually starts getting miserable around July 4th--oh joy.

      'Duet' is really pretty and very easy. Me likey!

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  4. I have to get some Dahlias! Yours are gorgeous. I see one in a cage, is that for support or anti-rabbit? Do snails or other things nibble these?

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    1. That is for support. They will fall over once they get tall enough. A tomato cage is much easier than stakes. Snails will attack, yes. Haven't seen a snail in the garden since 2011--that is the advantage of drought.

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  5. My Dahlias failed spectacularly this year- exactly 1 came up and at this moment it is still under 10 inches all. So thank you for the opportunity to look at yours ! I had Arabian nights many years ago it did well for me too. I am now even more grateful for the success of the Zinnias.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. Do you have heavy soil?

      My Zinnias have flower buds: whee!!! Such happy, fun flowers. And butterflies visit.

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    2. Hoov, I think the problem was with the tubers-I bought from a different source and was they were eeny weeny. Going back to Swan Island for next year !

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    3. I buy the cheapo-kind, the three-clumps-to-a-plastic-bag-for-$7.98.

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  6. Your color selections are nice. I like dahlias I don't know why I don't have any this year. These pictures make me wish I had planted some.

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    1. The effort/problems vs. payoff ratio is excellent! Lots of flowers for not much work. Maybe next year? :-)

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  7. Dahlias dont like me (or, maybe less personally, our heat) but looking at yours is great! Such great colors!

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    1. The heat, yes. They like it warm, not broiling. I agree the colors are wonderful: bright and saturated.

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