My Dalihas

tammypie(9)October 19, 2012

Here are my dalhias, don't know their names and I'm new at growing them:

Decades-old pic of my grandma and her dalihas:

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vikingcraftsman

Nice to see your dahlias and am glad you are keeping up with the family tradition.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 7:17PM
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oscarthecat(z7MD)

hey your grandma is a cutie pie too.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 8:06PM
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tammypie(9)

oscarthecat, my grandmother was a good woman and they just don't make grandmas like her anymore. That pic was taken around 1960 or so. I miss her.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2012 at 1:52AM
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Noni Morrison

I wish you knew the name of that first one (Pale yellow)! I would love to grow one just like it! My favorite pale shade of yellow and can't get enough of the fringes and ruffles!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2012 at 8:16PM
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tammypie(9)

The yellow Dahlia hasn't finished opening up yet. Here's today's picture taken this morning:

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 1:41AM
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Cherylgardenalways(6)

If you have any seeds from any of them I would like that very much.

Thank You

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 9:51AM
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tammypie(9)

Cherylgardenalways,

Since this is the 1st time for me growing dahlias, how and when do I harvest the seeds, and when should I plant them? Of course, I'll send you some seeds.

TammyPie

    Bookmark   October 22, 2012 at 10:23AM
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steve22802(7a VA)

Dahlias are very prone to mutation so generally the seeds are not saved, rather the underground tubers are saved and traded. The tubers can be divided to produce more clones of the same variety of dahlia. The seeds will very likely not have the same characteristics as the parent plant.

    Bookmark   October 23, 2012 at 7:52PM
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