Sunday, October 25, 2015

November Meeting



Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be the proper digging, dividing, and storage of dahlia tubers. Society members will be set up at many work stations, giving hands-on demonstrations of tuber dividing. This is one of our most popular meetings of the year and we expect a large turnout. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 52nd Annual LCDS Show


The Lane County Dahlia Society held its 52nd Annual Dahlia Show September 19-20 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. Exhibitors came from all over Oregon and Washington to share in a weekend of fun, friendships, and dahlias. 


Thanks to some wonderful publicity, we had a huge crowd of people come through the show on Sunday. We had a nice news story about the show on TV Saturday night and we were on the front page of the City Section in our local newspaper Sunday morning.


The information table was constantly surrounded by curious members of the public. We always had 2 members on hand to answer questions and hand out free informational flyers. More than a few visitors became new members.

Below is a listing of the top 6 awards presented at our show, as well as all of the Head Table entries by members of the L.C.D.S.


Best 1-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Nick Sr."
Christy Parks

Best 3-Blooms Fully Double in the Show
"Lakeview Glow"
Mike Riordan


Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"Mt. View Imogene"
Linda Taylor


Best 3-Blooms Open Center in the Show
"U2 Ania"
Larry Smith


Best Basket in the Show
Grand Slam featuring "Elvira" & "Camano Stroll"
Eleanor Shantz


Best Arrangement in the Show
"Tea for Two"
Cora Vandervelden


Here are the faces of the growers behind those top winning exhibits. From left to right; Eleanor Shantz, Christy Parks, Mike Riordan, Larry Smith and Linda Taylor. Not pictured, Cora Vandervelden.


Best 1-Bloom B in the Show
"Hamari Accord"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
"Valda"
Wayne Shantz


Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Peony in the Show
"Elvira"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Single in the Show
"Lulu Island Mom"
Brian Fullerton


Best 3-Blooms Miniature in the Show
"Glenbank Twinkle"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Blooms Stellar in the Show
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Blooms Novelty Fully Double in the Show
"River's Novelty"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Blooms Peony in the Show
"Elvira"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bllom Amateur AA in the Show
"AC Ben"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur BB in the Show
"Hollyhill Black Beauty"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Miniature in the Show
"Barbarry Red Dwarf"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Waterlily in the Show
"Kelgai Ann"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Ball in the Show
"Felida Ornament"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Minature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Brian Fullerton



Best 1-Bloom Amateur Pom in the Show
"Irish Glow"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Stellar in the Show
"Woodlands Miranda"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Novice Miniature in the Show
"Haley's Dream"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Cornel"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Novice Miniature Ball in the Show
"Ms. Kennedy"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Stellar in the Show
""River's Purple Pinwheel"
Deb Gilmer


Best -Bloom Junior from Sections 1,3, & 4
"Ketchup & Mustard"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Junior Sections 7, 9 & 11 and 
Best 1-Bloom Junior Fully Double in the Show
"Hollyhill Starburst"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Junior Sections 13,15,17, & 19
"Stoneleigh Joyce"
River Kenyon


Best 3-Bloom Junior, all Sections
"Daddie's Girlie"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Chimicum Davi"
Eugene Kenyon



Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Chimicum Davi"
Eugene Kenyon


Best -Bloom Multicolored for more than 2 colors
"Gregors Mikkel"
Cheryle Hawkins


Best 1-Bloom Dick Canning Miniature Origination
"Kathy's Choice"
Eleanor Shantz


Best 1-Bloom Lane County Origination
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Waterlily Floater
"Pam Howden"
Camille Noel


Best 3-Blooms Waterlily Floater
"Pam Howden"
Camille Noel


Best Collection of Miniature Dahlias
"Martina, Haley's Dream, & Hollyhill Taboo"
Cheryle Hawkins


Best Collection of Waterlily Dahlias
"Pam Howden, Hollyhill Tigress, & Hollyhill Black Widow"
Cheryle Hawkins

Thanks everyone for a wonderful show. See you all next year!

Friday, September 4, 2015

52nd Annual LCDS Dahlia Show


The Lane County Dahlia Society's 52nd Annual Dahlia Show
"Dancing with Dahlias"

Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, The Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR

When: Saturday, September 19th, Noon- 6:00 PM
             Sunday, September 20th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 52nd Annual Show. There will be hundreds of dahlia varieties on display, exhibited by dozens of growers from all over the Pacific Northwest. There will be an information booth staffed by LCDS members ready to answer all of your questions and free handouts too. Just outside the Wheeler Pavilion is a dahlia garden tended by LCDS members. Bring you camera and your questions and prepare to be amazed at the display. We will see you there!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

September Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's meeting will focus on how to enter a dahlia bloom into a dahlia show. We will discuss how to improve bloom quality on your plants, how to safely transport blooms to the show, and demonstrate how to stage a 1-bloom and 3-bloom entry. Experts will also be on hand to answer any questions related to entering baskets or arrangements as well. We also encourage all members to bring some dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell". The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Judging School





The Lane County Dahlia Society will host a Judging School this month. The School is open to all, whether you have an interest in becoming a dahlia judge or if you are simply curious to learn how dahlias are judged at an ADS dahlia show. This class is both a refresher course for the seasoned dahlia veteran and a great introductory class for the novice grower. Everyone is welcome!

Event: LCDS 2015 Judging School
Place: Eugene Garden Club, 1645 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401
Date: Saturday, August 29th
Time: Registration 8:00 AM
          Class begins at 8:30 AM. Ends approximately 3:00 PM. Lunch will be provided.
Cost : $15.00 + additional manuals & memberships if you wish to become a judge
Information: Please contact Michael Canning 541-954-9191

We encourage everyone to come to this fun day of learning all about our favorite flower.