Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its March meeting Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's meeting is all about bees! Our first speaker of the evening will be Brian Dykstra. He is a bee educator with a Masters Degree focused on Pollination Biology. He will present a history of plant breeding, the biology of pollination, and speak about how the growing of dahlias relates to pollination of bees. Our second speaker will be Christine Cameron of Beyond Toxics. She will explain how to have a pollinator friendly garden using bee-friendly pesticide alternatives. There will 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 22, 2015
Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2015. We will show a DVD that presents all of new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2014 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, January 4, 2015
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 2014, then your dues are good through 2015. 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 : 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 5th. 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 23, 2014
Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 6th 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!
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its October meeting Thursday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting, we will hold a Potluck Social and Dahlia Show-and-Tell. The potluck will begin at 6:00 PM and the evening is scheduled to end at 8:00 PM. Plan to bring your favorite Salad, Main dish, or Dessert according to your last name. Desserts A-G, Salad H-N, and Main O-Z. Please RSVP to Camille Noel at 541-337-0528 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. During the potluck, members will have a change to share their favorite booms with the group. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The weekend of September 13-14, the Lane County Dahlia Society hosted its 51st Annual Dahlia Show at the Lane Events Center in Eugene, Oregon. We were thrilled to have exhibitors arrive from as far away as the southern Oregon coast as well as northern Washington. Once again, the lovely Head Table arrangement was done by Eleanor Shantz.
Besides the horticultural entries, our show also had a lovely display of basket entries.
Arrangements continue to grow in popularity each year.
Another view of the Head Table. Below is a recap of the 4 top blooms in the show as well as the top arrangement & basket. They are followed by all Head Table winners entered by a member of the Lane County Dahlia Society. Congratulations to everyone!
Best 1-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Open Center in the Show
Best Arrangement in the Show
"Sunrise on the Lake"
Best Basket in the Show
"Hollyhill Regal, Hollyhill Goldrush and Trelyn Rhianon"
Best 1-Bloom BB in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Ryecroft Dave's Choice"
Best 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Peony in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Peony in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Min in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom A in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom AA in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom BB in the Show
Best Seedling Sec #4802
Best 3-Bloom Flower of the Year
Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
Best AA Floater
Best Miniature Collection
"Sugartown Sunrise, Kathy's Choice, & Weston Spanish Dancer"
"Hollyhill Black Widow, Pam Howden, & Red Velvet"
Largest Bloom in the Show
Friday, September 5, 2014
Lane County Dahlia Society's 51st Annual Dahlia Show
Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, The Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR
When: Saturday, September 13th, Noon -5:30 PM
Sunday, September 14th, 10 AM -4 PM
Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 51st 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!