Saturday, May 14, 2016

Tubers For Sale!


 Saturday, May 21st, 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 1960 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 recently received a large donation of all new tubers, so there will be dozens of varieties for sale that we haven't had at any of our previous sales this year. With the sun shinning and the outside temperature warm, now is the time to plant. All tubers will be $3.50 each or 5/$15. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

May Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 5th 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. 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 opportunity to purchase dahlia tubers:

Saturday, May 7th. 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, March 5, 2016

April Tuber Auction and Sale 2016


Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale

When: Thursday, April 7th, 2016

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 17, 2016

March Meeting



"Gregor's Mikkel"  B ID BI  YL/DR/WH



The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its March meeting Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. LCDS's own Eugene Kenyon, owner of River's Dahlias, will talk about and demonstrate three methods of propagating dahlias using tubers, seeds, and cuttings. To encourage members to grow seedlings for this summer, he will distribute seed from dahlias that he has crossed and grown. Come and be part of the fun! Maybe you will raise from seed the next Big Winner! There will also 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 21, 2016

February Meeting


Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2016. We will show a DVD that presents all of new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2015 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, October 25, 2015

November Meeting



Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 5th 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!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The 52nd Annual LCDS Show


The Lane County Dahlia Society held its 52nd Annual Dahlia Show September 19-20 at the Lane County Fairgrounds in Eugene, Oregon. Exhibitors came from all over Oregon and Washington to share in a weekend of fun, friendships, and dahlias. 


Thanks to some wonderful publicity, we had a huge crowd of people come through the show on Sunday. We had a nice news story about the show on TV Saturday night and we were on the front page of the City Section in our local newspaper Sunday morning.


The information table was constantly surrounded by curious members of the public. We always had 2 members on hand to answer questions and hand out free informational flyers. More than a few visitors became new members.

Below is a listing of the top 6 awards presented at our show, as well as all of the Head Table entries by members of the L.C.D.S.


Best 1-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Nick Sr."
Christy Parks

Best 3-Blooms Fully Double in the Show
"Lakeview Glow"
Mike Riordan


Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"Mt. View Imogene"
Linda Taylor


Best 3-Blooms Open Center in the Show
"U2 Ania"
Larry Smith


Best Basket in the Show
Grand Slam featuring "Elvira" & "Camano Stroll"
Eleanor Shantz


Best Arrangement in the Show
"Tea for Two"
Cora Vandervelden


Here are the faces of the growers behind those top winning exhibits. From left to right; Eleanor Shantz, Christy Parks, Mike Riordan, Larry Smith and Linda Taylor. Not pictured, Cora Vandervelden.


Best 1-Bloom B in the Show
"Hamari Accord"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
"Valda"
Wayne Shantz


Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


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


Best 1-Bloom Single in the Show
"Lulu Island Mom"
Brian Fullerton


Best 3-Blooms Miniature in the Show
"Glenbank Twinkle"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Blooms Stellar in the Show
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Blooms Novelty Fully Double in the Show
"River's Novelty"
Eugene Kenyon


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


Best 1-Bloom Amateur AA in the Show
"AC Ben"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur BB in the Show
"Hollyhill Black Beauty"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Miniature in the Show
"Barbarry Red Dwarf"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Waterlily in the Show
"Kelgai Ann"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Ball in the Show
"Felida Ornament"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Minature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Brian Fullerton



Best 1-Bloom Amateur Pom in the Show
"Irish Glow"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Stellar in the Show
"Woodlands Miranda"
Tom Heath


Best 1-Bloom Novice Miniature in the Show
"Haley's Dream"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Cornel"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Novice Miniature Ball in the Show
"Ms. Kennedy"
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Amateur Stellar in the Show
""River's Purple Pinwheel"
Deb Gilmer


Best -Bloom Junior from Sections 1,3, & 4
"Ketchup & Mustard"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Junior Sections 7, 9 & 11 and 
Best 1-Bloom Junior Fully Double in the Show
"Hollyhill Starburst"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Junior Sections 13,15,17, & 19
"Stoneleigh Joyce"
River Kenyon


Best 3-Bloom Junior, all Sections
"Daddie's Girlie"
River Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Chimicum Davi"
Eugene Kenyon



Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Chimicum Davi"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Multicolored for more than 2 colors
"Gregors Mikkel"
Cheryle Hawkins


Best 1-Bloom Dick Canning Miniature Origination
"Kathy's Choice"
Eleanor Shantz


Best 1-Bloom Lane County Origination
"River's Purple Pinwheel"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 1-Bloom Waterlily Floater
"Pam Howden"
Camille Noel


Best 3-Blooms Waterlily Floater
"Pam Howden"
Camille Noel


Best Collection of Miniature Dahlias
"Martina, Haley's Dream, & Hollyhill Taboo"
Cheryle Hawkins


Best Collection of Waterlily Dahlias
"Pam Howden, Hollyhill Tigress, & Hollyhill Black Widow"
Cheryle Hawkins

Thanks everyone for a wonderful show. See you all next year!