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Rusty's Dahlias

Discussion in 'Flowers & Roses' started by RustyDHart, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Jan 6, 2014
    RustyDHart

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    dahlias 2013 040.JPG It's been awhile since I've been on here....I hope everyone is well and had a great Holiday season. We have tons of snow here in Northern Michigan and I'm looking forward to Spring everyday. I'm hoping to put in about 3,000 Dahlias this coming May. I'm storing about 3,500 lbs. of tubers this Winter in the basement....about 100 varieties. I'll try and post more photos......My best to all. This Dahlia is called "Myrtle's Folly"..... Rusty Hart (Irish Acres)
     
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    Smart Red

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    How-dee-do, again Rusty. It has been quite a while since you were here. Glad to have you back.
    That's a pretty one, Rusty.
     
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    RustyDHart

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    Thanks....good to be back, This variety is "Santa Claus".
    dahlias 2013 004.JPG
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Rusty, I LOVE those Dahlias. I am so sick of cold and snow it is good to see the pretty flowers. I think it is time I try a few dahlias in my flower bed. Do you have a recommendation for 1st time dahlia growers? Stay warm.
     
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    RustyDHart

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    Thanks..... I would choose varieties that suit your color pallet and shapes and sizes that are attractive to you. Also, I would ONLY grow as many plants that you have time and space for. Taller varieties need staking....lower varieties are noticed less and can sometimes be lost when planted with other flowers/plants. If I can help you get started....let me know.... This photo is of the variety called "Pippi"....but as you can see..it has decided to make it's own pattern. dahlias 2013 035.JPG
     
  6. Jan 7, 2014
    lesa

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    Hey, Rusty! Good to see you, and your beautiful dahlias. I ended up planting my dahlias in a different bed last summer. Much deeper, looser soil. Wow, what a difference that made! I had more dahlias than ever. Hoping for a repeat performance next year...
     
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    so lucky

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    Love, love, love that Dahlia. Good to see you again, Rusty. I was just thinking about you the other day, hoping you made the jump over to the new format.
     
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    RustyDHart

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    Thanks again everyone for another nice welcome back.......it's sure good to see some of my dahlia/gardening buddies again. Here is a photo of the North end of the Dahlia field.....I'll post photos from other areas of the Dahlia bed later......Enjoy!!!! dahlias 2013 037.JPG
     
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    ninnymary

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    Good to see you again Rusty. I would love to tip toe through those roses. I mean dahlias. :oops:

    Mary
     
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    Hal

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    Your plants look strong, clean and all round healthy! Looks like you have a nice sheltered location.
     

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