The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 1st 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. 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!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale
When: Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Where: Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene
Time: The auction will start at 7:00 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 19, 2014
Michael Canning, building a new Lasagna bed
Our March dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, March 6th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. Michael Canning & Cheryle Hawkins will give a presentation on the "Lasagna Bed" method of gardening and all the benefits that it offers to the dahlia grower. We will also discuss what's happening in the garden this month. Bring your questions for our "mini-clinic", held before the evening's main presentation. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public.
Above, a newly built bed. Below, other beds months later. They have composted down and are full of nutrients and rich organic materials for the growing dahlia plants.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
FEBRUARY MEETING CANCELLED
Due to the Winter Storm and hazardous driving conditions, we regret to inform you that the February meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing everyone once again at out next meeting Thursday, March 6th.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
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 2013, then your dues are good through 2014. 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 : 312 Limerick Ave., Eugene, OR 97404. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.
Our first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, February 6th. 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 17, 2013
Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 7th 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!