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My orange blend dahlia.

Date: 2009-10-16 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eqfe.livejournal.com
Beautiful colors and shades. What size is it?

Date: 2009-10-16 11:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
Big-the plant gets 6-8 ft tall before pulling down the stakes each year. The blooms are in the 6-7 inch range. If it was properly pruned, the blossoms would be dinnerplates, but I prefer having more blooms over fewer gigantic ones.

Bonus: No 2 blossoms are identical, and the colors change with the weather.

Date: 2009-10-17 12:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eqfe.livejournal.com
Very yummy. I'm with you, those dinnerplate size dahlias need to be individually supported.

Date: 2009-10-18 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
I'm going to use bigger stakes on this one next year. Then again, I used bigger stakes this year than last, and Big Orange was too much for them.

Date: 2009-10-17 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trekkingkitty.livejournal.com
Wow, that is so pretty.

Date: 2009-10-17 04:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
I really love this dahlia! Do you remember the name of it?
Thanks for posting the pic!
:)

Date: 2009-10-18 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
My brother calls it "Kudzilla" because it's impossible to keep it in bounds or stake it so that it doesn't fall over. I wish that I did know the name. Momma bought it years ago and has long since forgotten what it was called.

Date: 2009-10-19 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhodielady-47.livejournal.com
I do like a vigorous plant in the garden. I enjoyed seeing the subtle play of color of these flowers in the pic's.
:)

Date: 2009-10-17 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wherrymotor.livejournal.com
Georgia Okeefe comes to mind at once.

Date: 2009-10-18 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladyapple27.livejournal.com
Does she? That's pretty good company.

Date: 2009-10-18 11:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wherrymotor.livejournal.com
Last year's Chickfest took place at G.O.'s digs out west, a famous salon.

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