Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 6th 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!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its October meeting Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting, we will hold a Potluck Social and Dahlia Show-and-Tell. The potluck will begin at 6:00 PM and the evening is scheduled to end at 8:00 PM. Plan to bring your favorite Salad, Main dish, or Dessert according to your last name. Desserts A-G, Salad H-N, and Main O-Z. Please RSVP to Camille Noel at 541-337-0528 or by e-mail at email@example.com. During the potluck, members will have a change to share their favorite booms with the group. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The weekend of September 13-14, the Lane County Dahlia Society hosted its 51st Annual Dahlia Show at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon. We were thrilled to have exhibitors arrive from as far away as the southern Oregon coast as well as northern Washington. Once again, the lovely Head Table arrangement was done by Eleanor Shantz.
Besides the horticultural entries, our show also had a lovely display of basket entries.
Arrangements continue to grow in popularity each year.
Another view of the Head Table. Below is a recap of the 4 top blooms in the show as well as the top arrangement & basket. They are followed by all Head Table winners entered by a member of the Lane County Dahlia Society. Congratulations to everyone!
Best 1-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Open Center in the Show
Best Arrangement in the Show
"Sunrise on the Lake"
Best Basket in the Show
"Hollyhill Regal, Hollyhill Goldrush and Trelyn Rhianon"
Best 1-Bloom BB in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Ryecroft Dave's Choice"
Best 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Peony in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Peony in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Min in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom A in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom AA in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom BB in the Show
Best Seedling Sec #4802
Best 3-Bloom Flower of the Year
Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
Best AA Floater
Best Miniature Collection
"Sugartown Sunrise, Kathy's Choice, & Weston Spanish Dancer"
"Hollyhill Black Widow, Pam Howden, & Red Velvet"
Largest Bloom in the Show
Friday, September 5, 2014
Lane County Dahlia Society's 51st Annual Dahlia Show
Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, The Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR
When: Saturday, September 13th, Noon -5:30 PM
Sunday, September 14th, 10 AM -4 PM
Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 51st 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!
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell , 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!
Sunday, July 27, 2014
The August meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, August 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation will be all about pest management with Gail Karlson, OSU Master Gardener. Come learn about good bugs and bad bugs and what's eating your dahlias. There will be door prizes and free refreshments available.We also encourage all members and guests to bring in dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell". The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!
*Please note: This presentation was originally scheduled for our July meeting. Due to a last minute illness, it has been rescheduled for this month. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The July meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation will be all about pest management with Gail Karlson, OSU Master Gardener. Come learn about good bugs and bad bugs and what's eating your dahlias. There will be door prizes and free refreshments available. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!
**Please note July's meeting is the 2nd Thursday of the month, not the 1st Thursday of the month as is normal. We moved the meeting to accommodate the 4th of July weekend. Have a safe and happy 4th and we will see you at July's meeting!