John McLennan, New Zealand

Otaki Dahlias — Daff Growers .

February 5, 2013
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Categories: General, Non-Daffodil

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The Dahlia section was also well supported and very colourful .
Those on the N Z World Convention Daff tour would have met both
Brian MacKenzie and Alistair Davey .Brian was our dahlia judge for
the day and is one of the best in the country , on the top panel for
the Dahlia National in Levin this weekend .
The tour visited the gardens of Alistair and Joan Davey ; Alistair is on the
N D S Execitive and is also a keen dahlia exhibitor and breeder , with many
seedlings registered with the ” Rural ” prefix .I spotted two of his registrations

Rural Joan

Rural Sharyn

on the bench , .
Rural Sharyn was on the Premier table for grower Phil Bothamley .Rural Joan was exhibited by
Frank Newman .Champion Bloom was ” Hamari Accord ” , grown by Phil .
Also a few other bright dahlias to help warm the Northern Winter .

Hamari Accord

Collarette ” Pooh “

” Taratahi Ruby “

” Kea Lyn “

2 responses to “Otaki Dahlias — Daff Growers .”

  1. John,

    Thanks for the posting. Your photos of both glads and dahlias did brighten a cold, wet, dreary winter day!

    Steve

  2. Phyllis Hess, Ohio Phyllis Hess, Ohio says:

    Love the one called Pooh!! and the reds are so vivid!