Last summer I visited Kristine Albrecht's Dahlia farm in Santa Cruz. She describes it as a "hobby gone crazy." But I think she means that in the best way- she grows 2000 dahlias at her home and on her 1/4 acre plot. She's won many awards and she likes to hybridize new colors. In 2012, 2016 and 2019 she won prizes for the largest dahlia ever shown at the American Dahlia Society shows.