Thursday, January 22, 2015

February Meeting


Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2015. We will show a DVD that presents all of new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2014 trial gardens . There will be refreshments and door prizes too.  As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Welcome to 2015 - It's Time to Renew Your Membership



January is the time to renew your dahlia society membership and pay yearly dues to help sustain our organization. If you joined the Lane County Dahlia Society after September 1st 2014, then your dues are good through 2015. We encourage members to join the American Dahlia Society and the Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference as well.

Lane County Dahlia Society Dues are $10 per person, $15 each family; Members receive 11 issues of our newsletter The Dahlia Data

American Dahlia Society $24 per person, $27 for a family. Members receive the quarterly ADS Bulletin and the 2010 Classification Guild. The Bulletin contains timely articles pertaining to dahlias, information on new cultivars, and a host of other topics. The Classification book is indispensable as a guide that states which cultivars performed well in your region and lists winning varieties from around the nation. The ADS provides a great service to all dahlia enthusiasts at a bargain price.

Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference $10 per person or $15 for a family. The PNDS hosts 3 trial gardens: Inland Empire Garden in Spokane, Canby Trial Garden in Canby, Oregon & the Victoria Trial Garden on Canada's Vancouver Island. The PNDS provides training for judges, maintains records for all member societies, and sponsors an annual show. Each member of the PNDS receives 3 newsletters a year, a membership booklet, and an exhibiting number.

Please renew your dues by mailing them to our Treasurer Phyllis Shafer at : 222 E. Broadway #501 , Eugene, OR 97401. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.
Our first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, February 5th. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene. Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2014 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

November Meeting


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

October Meeting


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 cb2noel@yahoo.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

51st Annual Dahlia Show Recap


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
"Fiona"
Mike Iler


Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Hollyhill Goldrush"
Max Ollieu


Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"OJ's Sunspot"
Max Ollieu


Best 3-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"Gala Star"
Kathy Iler


Best Arrangement in the Show
"Sunrise on the Lake"
Margaret Kennedy


Best Basket in the Show
Grand Slam
"Hollyhill Regal, Hollyhill Goldrush and Trelyn Rhianon"
Christy Parks


Best 1-Bloom BB in the Show
"Chimicum Katie"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Ryecroft Dave's Choice"
Lexa Cookson


Best 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
"Sir Richard"
Gretchen Randle


Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"Alloway Candy"
Brian Fullerton


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


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


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Martina"
Brian Fullerton


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Snoho Dorris"
Terri Mason


Best Amateur 1-Bloom A in the Show
"Hollyhill Electra"
Brian Fullerton


Best Amateur 1-Bloom AA in the Show
"Camille Noel"
Camille Noel


Best Novice 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Tom Heath


Best Novice 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"AC Rooster"
Tom Heath


Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Greendor"
Deb Gilmer


Best Novice 1-Bloom BB in the Show
"Newuakum Honey"
Tom Heath


Best Seedling Sec #4802
"013-R-UNK"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Lakeview Glow"
Gretchen Randle


Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Lakeview Glow"
Gretchen Randle


Best AA Floater
"Nick Sr."
Justine Heavilon


Best Miniature Collection
"Sugartown Sunrise, Kathy's Choice, & Weston Spanish Dancer"
Eugene Kenyon


Best Waterlily Collection
"Hollyhill Black Widow, Pam Howden, & Red Velvet"
Monica Henry


Largest Bloom in the Show
"Creve Coeur"
Scott Holub


Friday, September 5, 2014

51st Annual Dahlia Show


Lane County Dahlia Society's 51st Annual Dahlia Show
"Dahlias Aglow"

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

September Meeting


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!