My Dahlias 2018

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    Gemma

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    I'm new to Dahlias, but how can I not become addicted to a plant, that comes in so many beautiful forms, colors and sizes?
    I started collecting them just last year, but it's becoming a passion second only to my passion for Canna Lily
    I saved the bulbs (or rhizomes not sure) from last year, and to my surprise they all made it!
    The first to bloom is a mini red, in the greenhouse
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    Wow! Well done! I kept chopping the stems off for cuttings.. Lovely compost you have!
     
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    Thanks! :)
    I propagate from rhizome division because in Spring and end up with way too many of each kind so I doubt I will need cuttings. I get the compost from a Nursery

    I got a bunch new Dahlias this year, I can't wait to post them in bloom! smdancingyeah.gif
     
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    Same here! I am sure they are the right ones as labelled. I have ordered quite a few different kinds of irises and lo and behold, my garden is now full of Indian Chief ... They literally TOOK OVER! :banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::cry::cry::cry::cry:

    Don't get me wrong, I love them, but not in form of a jungle! :eek::LOL:
     
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    That sounds dirty. emot-pervert.gif


    Get it? ..."Dirty !!"
    Bahahaha!!
    :ROFLMAO: :hilarious: :LOL: :sneaky: :joyful:


    Lovely flower, Gemma! (y)
     
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    Hey, excuse me! Her compost has got perlite which is near and was made with love! I don't get your dirty joke. Ah,
    Honi soit qui mal y pense! LOL!
     
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    Is it French? You'll have to translate. From learning Spanish, I recognize "mal - bad" and "pense - thought," so I think you are accusing me of dirty thoughts. :p :LOL:

    Compost - Dirt - Dirty... emot-pervert.gif

    I need some help with the rest of it. :confused:
     
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    Google translate will do it for you. y pense. I think it's French. But my French is limited. You've guessed it. Clever girl.
     
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    Irises are great but yeah, that!
    I hope you'll post your Dahlias too, when they bloom. :)
     
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    Thanks you funny lady!:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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    Certainly will! Love Dahlias. As @Silentrunning says, there isn't any that I don't like ..
     
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    Hello everyone,
    My Dahlias are finally starting to bloom, I hope you guys like lots of pics! :D

    This one is named Rosy, it's very simple and very pretty...I think!
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    Dahlia Arizona
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    Dahlia Firepot
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    They're beauties Gemma! I just noticed a half hour ago that I've got my first dahlia bloom.
     
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    Thank you! I'd like to see yours if you have pics :)

    I lost count on how many I have, perhaps this thread will help me count them all smbutterfly4.gif
     
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    Do share!
     
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    :ROFLMAO:;)

    I've got only the one. Quite a few buds

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    A pompon! Soooo glad that you've picked up the thread again. I will contribute to it. Probably more in one or 2 weeks times. I love that two-tone dahlia that you have. The front and back of the petal show different colours. How do they manage to do that? Nature is such an enigma! Don't you think and we are blessed to be able to see these beauties in millions of pixels.
     
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    Went out and took the latest

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    The poor thing has done nothing! Must be the heat!
     
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    Lovely color you have!

    The heat makes the leaves wilt, but they pick back up in the evening.
    I have several new ones this year that are about to bloom, I can't wait to see what they look like.
     
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    Well I have a couple starting to bloom, not fully opened up yet.

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    I'm a bit embarrassed to post my pics..:shame:..but here they are...a tad sad and thirsty looking, but hey! we have a drought on..that's my excuse!:dead::dead: IMG_20180705_155224_hdr.jpg IMG_20180705_153324_hdr.jpg IMG_20180705_153243_hdr.jpg IMG_20180705_153143_hdr.jpg
     
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