September 22, 2008 by
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CONGRATULATIONS TO MY DAD!  He is a retired biochemist and now, avid rose and Dahlia grower.  His Dahlias are now winning awards!

The Dahlia above won Best In Show at the National Capital Dahlia Society Show.  Those are my son’s hands around the bloom, as you can make out, the flower is just about as tall as him.

My dad also (drumroll, please) went up this past weekend to Philadelphia to the American Dahlia Society National Show.

He won ‘King of the Show’ for Best Big Dahlia (in the country) with the lavender Dahlia on the left of this picture.  (That is not the actual bloom that won, but it is very similiar/from the same plant.)

Happy Monday!  Don’t forget to stop and smell the flowers :)

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  1. Kate on Mon, 22nd Sep 2008 12:10 pm
  2. I love it! My dad breeds hibiscus flowers.

  3. Leticia- Tech Savvy Mama on Mon, 22nd Sep 2008 8:06 pm
  4. Wow! Those are absolutely stunning. Is he doing the flowers for the Mad Housewife event??? I’d love to see some of his flowers in person! So cool!

  5. JessicaAPISS on Wed, 24th Sep 2008 5:38 pm
  6. Gorgeous! Dahlias are one of my favorite flowers. I have never seen one so big. Congrats to your dad!

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