Pictures of Whatcom Dahlia Society Show

plantlady2008September 8, 2008

The Whatcom County Dahlia Society had it's show this weekend. Our daughter entered her first show & a new generation was addicted! Here she is with her entries.

She did an arrangement with Wyn's Eeekk!! & got a first place on it!

here she is with Walt & her entries. She got a bunch of blues, a couple of reds & 2 Best of Types on her entreis. Not bad for a novice in her first show.

We won the Bob Simon trophy with Taum Sauk- it's for the best Bob Simon origination in the show. On the right of the picture - the 2 yellow dahlias are 2 of our seedlings & the bronze dahlia is a Bob Simon introduction called Bonaventure.

This was an entry of Clyde's Choice by Paul & Cheryl Howard. They won Best Triple AA - these were HUGE!!

This is just a few of the dahlias on the AA table. This was when we first started entering - by the time the show started there was lots more entries on the table.

Our seedling Wyn's Sleepyhead won a Best of Type & a first in both the single entry & triple entry. Last weekend at Vancouver it was on the head table as Best A triple in show.

And finally- until I can upload a few more pictures from the show-- these are some of the ones that we left at home- I did an arrangement for the table - clockwise from the left-- Wyn's Feisty Freda, two Wyn's Farmer John, Wyn's Moonlight Sonata, one of our seedlings & Wyn's Highlighter.

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Wow! You have the colors I love. I am wondering what medium you put the dahlia into as I was going to take some to a friend.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 10:46AM
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    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 1:34PM
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pdshop- we use green shredded florist foam to stage in. Pack it in really tight then thump a hole down the center to put the stems in, then firm it up around the stems. Oh, yes-- & don't forget to put water in the container before putting the stem in! Some clubs use the white foam. You can get it from most florists, but since I have a flower shop business I get it from a floral wholesaler. For the really big blooms I put the shredded foam in the bottom then use some Oasis wedged in the container sideways to hold the stems well & then cover the Oasis with more shredded foam. If I'm taking blooms to a friend I just put them in water in a bucket or vase- they last longer if they're not in Oasis or foam.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 3:43PM
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SueBB(8 a NW WA)

Congratulations, the pic's are great. I attended that show and it was super. Love all your dahlias, so hard to pick just a few to grow for myself.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 11:17PM
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Grow all of them.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2008 at 11:51PM
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sturgeonguy(5a ON)

Really amazing!


    Bookmark   September 9, 2008 at 10:55AM
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Poochella(7 WA)

Splendid stuff as usual, Cory. Congratulations on your beautiful daughter's successful launch into dahlia showing and on your Bob Simon award. Beautiful flowers all over the place!

I like the looks of Wyn's Sleepyhead. Fiesty Freda has won my personal vote for rich purples/pinks this year. She's super!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2008 at 1:25AM
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Poochella- Glad to hear that Freda is doing her job- we really love the color of her, too. Too bad that the camera doesn't pick up the really rich colors in the dark purple or burgandy dahlias. I'm going to have a friend with a really fancy camera & real 35mm film to have a go at it & see if she can catch the color.

    Bookmark   September 13, 2008 at 12:03AM
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thanks so much for posting these photos! I was out of town and missed the Whatcom show this year. Congrats on your wins and for giving us beautifl flowers to grow. Looking forward to growing more of your dahlias in my garden.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 1:51PM
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Can you name the dahlias in picture 6 (AA table)? Fun--thanks for posting.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2012 at 8:07PM
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    Bookmark   September 30, 2012 at 12:23AM
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Beautiful daughter and beautiful dahlias. Mine just got hit by frost last night. Early for CO so am disappointed. I hae always wondered if some dahlais do better in some climates than others? Do you sell your tubers? I wonder where Poochella is? I see that this is an 08 site. Haven't seen any posts from many of the people tht have commented here.

    Bookmark   October 7, 2012 at 4:10PM
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