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Which One Does Not Belong: your dahlia mistakes

Posted by Poochella 7/ WEST WA (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 23, 05 at 23:58

For the first time ever, I planted sections of similar colors of dahlias. This is the carefully crafted red, orange, and yellow section; plotted out so the shorties were in front, then 4 footers, then talls.

So what is wrong in this picture? Row 2 Big Monster 8 ft purple Mazama rears its ugly head! How did this happen? The tubers are like watermelons. Surely I would have recognized it at planting time..., but no.

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RE: Which One Does Not Belong: your dahlia mistakes

  • Posted by Jroot 5A Ont. Canada (My Page) on
    Wed, Aug 24, 05 at 10:50

8 foot monster! My goodness, what are you feeding it? Viag...? I have never seen one that large before. I know just the place for it if you are getting rid of excess tubers. LOL

RE: Which One Does Not Belong: your dahlia mistakes

LOL Jroot no prescriptions here. Good old compost laced with goat poop, Osmocote, recent Mor Bloom and shredded leaf mulch. I think in my photo album I have the caption to Mazama as "Get the ladder..."
I have two other plants of this in various locales. One is 6-7 feet and a late-to-sprout one is only about 4.5 ft.

Here's last years Mazama.

RE: Which One Does Not Belong: your dahlia mistakes

That one must be sitting right on top of a pile of goat poop!!
None the less it's a really nice dahlia, great form and nice size. So it looks like you're gonna be in the watermelon business,LOL

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