Sunday, January 21, 2018

February Meeting


"Hollyhill Finlandia"   A SC LB Dark Pink/Yellow   Photo by Ted Kennedy

Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2018. We will show a DVD that presents all of the new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2017 trial gardens.Also, it is time to renew your membership, if you haven't already done so. It should be a fun winter's night full of lovely dahlia blooms and help us all plan and dream about our upcoming garden. 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!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome to 2018! It is 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, 2017, then your dues are good through 2018. We encourage all 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 1st. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene. Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2018 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

November Meeting


Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 2nd 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.There will also be demonstrations showcasing various successful storage methods. 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. There will also be free door prizes and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

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!