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Dahlia: Hot, Loud and Proud

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Garden blogger Noel from A Plant Fanatic in Hawaii challenges us to find the Hottest, Loudest, and Proudest flora.  Quick thanks to the Conservatory of Flowers for their seasonal gardens.  Can I get a holla for these fine Dahlias?

Dahlia Duo M-FD-BI

Dahlia Duo M-FD-BI

You pick ‘em.  Which is the 1) hottest, 2) loudest, 3) proudest?

Dahlia Vincent Paradiso

Dahlia Vincent Paradiso

Dahlia Pink Paradise

Dahlia Pink Paradise

Midnight Star

Midnight Star

Here is my pick for proudest.

Weston Spanish Dancer

Weston Spanish Dancer

So Happy

So Happy

Lismore Sunset

Lismore Sunset

They have palatable names too…unlike some frou frou names of plants we won’t mention.

Tricolor

Tricolor

Fusion

Fusion

Holly Hill Purely Purple

Holly Hill Purely Purple

So there you have it.  Here is a quick overview of the Dahlia garden.  They are going to get a lot taller.  These guys put out a lot of foliage and flowers.  The gardener’s technique is to trim the small and week branches and flowers in order to get tall and soccer ball sized flowers.

Overall view of the Dahlia Garden

Overall view of the Dahlia Garden

We are teaching our first classes today at Workshop, DIY Terrariums and Staghorn Fern mounting.  Wish us success.

– Far Out Flora

17 Comments

  1. Can’t wait for the class today!

  2. aloha,

    i love dahlia season at the park….i wish i could see those in person, one of favorite things to do this time of the year in GG…i agree the hottest one there is the spanish dancer, it is such a great contrast.

    i wish i could grow dahlias in my neck of the woods, its just to wet for them, they just rot :(

  3. Wow! These dahlias are amazing! I have tried in vain to grow these here where I live, to no avail. Don’t know why.

  4. Wow, the dahlias are all so pretty! My vote is for fusion! Hot and loud!

  5. Gorgeous!! And I wish I coulda gone to your class today, but on account of I just got back from a Nicaraguan vacay and I live in Austin, TX–you can see my dilemma. I just bought my first staghorn about a month ago and haven’t mounted it yet. At the eco-hotel where I stayed in Nicaragua, they had a ton of them mounted on the outside walls, so it got my juices going again!

    New to your site and I love it!

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  7. wonderful blooms – we grow them here too only I don’t have any in my garden this year. Western Spanish Dancer is my favourite amongst them all.

  8. Wow, those dahlias are amazing!

  9. Hi i am new here! I don’t think there is still a contest after showing all those magnificent dahlias. Not only are the breeds lovely but the photos’ composition and DOF are superbly displayed. Wonderful. To top them all, the garden is also a work of art…I am now hesitant to post mine. hehe. thanks.

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