Wednesday, September 20, 2017

October Meeting



"Sandia Melody"

The October meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, October 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's program will center around dahlia hybridizing. A video, featuring our own Wayne Shantz, will demonstrate methods of pollination, how to gather dahlia seed, and how bees play a role in the creation of new dahlia varieties. Bring your questions as there is a lot to learn about this interesting subject.We will also have our last dahlia "Show-and-Tell" of the year. Please cut a bouquet or bring in  few choice dahlia blooms  from your garden. We all want to see what you are growing and loving this year. As always, there will be door prizes and refreshments and the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 8, 2017

54th Annual Dahlia Show



The Lane County Dahlia Society's 54th Annual Dahlia Show
"A Carnival of Dahlias"

Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, The Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR

When: Saturday, September 16th, Noon- 6:00 PM
             Sunday, September 17th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 54th 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!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

September Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 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. We will also have a demonstration on how to create a show design and will hear how to gather all of the materials that you will need. Limited amounts of floral foam will be for sale. 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!

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