Monday, April 13, 2015

May Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting a pair of experienced dahlia growers will be on hand to discuss preparation methods for planting a dahlia garden. They will offer advice on when, where, and how to plant your dahlia tubers and will gladly answer any questions. We will also have a HUGE selection of dahlia tubers for sale at the meeting. All tubers will sell for $3.50 each. There will be door prizes and free refreshments available.The meetings are free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!

Also, please note, after our May meeting, the next two opportunities to purchase dahlia tubers:

Saturday, May 9th. 10 AM-4 PM  at the Key Bank on River Road, in front of the Bi-Mart " A Garden Extravaganza"! A sale in conjunction with the Willamette District Garden Clubs. 100's of dahlia tubers for sale along with plant starts, bouquets and garden planters.

Saturday, May 16th  10-AM -4 PM at the Key Bank on River Road, in front of the Bi-Mart. "Last Chance Tuber Sale". This will be your last chance to purchase quality dahlia tubers from the LCDS. Don't miss out!

Monday, March 9, 2015

April Tuber Auction and Sale


Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale

When: Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Where: Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene

Time: The auction will start at 7:30 PM sharp, to be followed by open sales tables approx. 1 hour later

What: Choice dahlia tubers will be auctioned off and sold to support the activities of the Lane County Dahlia Society. After the auction, there will be tables loaded with different dahlia tubers for sale. There will be free door prizes throughout the evening, as well as free refreshments. This is always a fun evening and we hope that you will join us! Call 541-461-8004 or 541-344-0970 with any questions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

March Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its March meeting Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's meeting is all about bees! Our first speaker of the evening will be Brian Dykstra. He is a bee educator with a Masters Degree focused on Pollination Biology. He will present a history of plant breeding, the biology of pollination, and speak about how the growing of dahlias relates to pollination of bees. Our second speaker will be Christine Cameron of Beyond Toxics. She will explain how to have a pollinator friendly garden using bee-friendly pesticide alternatives. 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!

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.