Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August Meeting


"Camano Cloud" BB SC PK

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its August meeting on Thursday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The presentation for this month will be focused on dahlia virus. Linda Taylor, a member of the Portland Dahlia Society and a member of the American Dahlia Society's Dahlia Virus Committee will be our honored guest and speaker. She will help us understand what dahlia virus is, what is currently know about them and what we don't yet know. She will give tips on identifying dahlias with a virus verses plants that might just be suffering from a nutrient deficiency or other factor. Most importantly, she will give tips on preventing the spread of virus and let us know what we can do proactively in our own gardens. We will also have our Dahlia "Show-and-Tell" table set up. Please bring samples of what's blooming in your garden to be enjoyed by the group! We will have door prizes and refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July Meeting


"Sorbet" B SC DB WH/PR

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its July meeting on Thursday, July 6th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. By this time, most have us have finished planting our dahlia tubers and our plants are up and growing. This month's program will focus on "what's next." - all of the tasks related to growing healthy plants and beautiful blooms. We will discuss topping off plants, dis-budding, pest control, and fertilizing. Please bring your questions as Deb, Lexa, and Camille will try their best to answer them. We also encourage all members to bring some early season dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell" if your dahlias have begun to bloom. The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Michael Canning Memorial


As most of you know by now, the LCDS lost our dear friend, mentor, and Vice-President Michael Canning suddenly back on May 14th. This Saturday a Celebration of Life will be held for Michael at the McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette Street, in Eugene. The service will be from 2-5 PM and parking is available at the nearby Overpark Parking Garage, 10th & Oak. It will be a special time for anyone who knew and loved Michael, with friends and family gathering. We hope many of you can make it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

June Meeting


"Emily C."  MIN FD L, photo by Michael Canning

The June meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, June 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation this month will be lead by veteran L.C.D.S. grower Brian Fullerton, who will discuss getting water to our dahlia plants as the weather warms up and the dry season begins. Learn about different watering systems as well as theories about how much and when to water. Bring your questions! We will also have a last chance tuber sale. It will start at 7:00 PM and continue on during the refreshment break. All tubers will be just $1.The evening will also include some time to share remembrances of our late L.C.D.S. member Michael Canning, who unexpectedly passed away on May 14th. Michael was such a key part of our L.C.D.S. family and a true friend and mentor to all. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Cheryle Hawkins and his Mother Shirley Canning.There will be door prizes and free refreshments also available. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last Chance Tuber Sale


Saturday, May 20th  will be the last tuber sale of the year held by the Lane County Dahlia Society. The sale will take place from 10 AM until 4 PM and will be located at the Key Bank on River Road. The address is 1980 River Road. Key Bank is located right in front of the Bi-Mart, just south of the Beltline Expressway. Please come early for the best selection. We have 100's of varieties for sales in a wide assortment of forms, sizes and colors. With the sun finally out and the outside temperature warming, now is the perfect time to plant! All tubers will be $3.50 each or 5/$15. We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Garden Extravaganza - Tuber Sale


What: A Garden Extravaganza! - A dahlia tuber sale and plant sale held in conjunction with the Willamette District Garden Clubs

When: Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: The Key Bank on River Road, located right in front of Bi-Mart. The address is 1960 River Road.

The Lane County Dahlia Society has recently received a large donation of all new dahlia tubers. We will have 100's of varieties for sale in a great assortment of bloom sizes, colors, and forms. All tubers will sell for just $3.50 each. The Garden Clubs will be selling Perennial Planters and Garden Planters. Just in time for Mothers Day and the perfect time to get those new dahlia tubers in the ground. Please come early for the best selection. We hope to see you there!

For more information please call 541-337-0528 or 541-954-9694.

Monday, April 24, 2017

May Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 4th 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 limited selection of dahlia tubers for sale at the meeting. All tubers will sell for $3.50 each. Tuber sales begin at 7:00 PM. 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 chance to purchase from a large selection of dahlia tubers will be Saturday, May 13th. 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.