Peter Roberti and daughters Gina, Jacqueline and Alexandra were first introduced to dahlias when they were out for a drive and happened upon Walter and Dot Taylor’s gardens. Of course, they couldn’t leave without some dahlias! They joined RIDS and ADS in 2004, and now grow over 100 dahlias of roughly 50 varieties. They attend and enter dahlia shows, and list ball and pompon as their favorite forms. Gina Roberti recently won top honors at the local and state levels for her science project, in which she analyzed the effect of water impurities on the vase life of dahlia blooms.