Thursday, October 23, 2014

November Meeting


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

October Meeting


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 cb2noel@yahoo.com. 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

51st Annual Dahlia Show Recap


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
"Fiona"
Mike Iler


Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Hollyhill Goldrush"
Max Ollieu


Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"OJ's Sunspot"
Max Ollieu


Best 3-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"Gala Star"
Kathy Iler


Best Arrangement in the Show
"Sunrise on the Lake"
Margaret Kennedy


Best Basket in the Show
Grand Slam
"Hollyhill Regal, Hollyhill Goldrush and Trelyn Rhianon"
Christy Parks


Best 1-Bloom BB in the Show
"Chimicum Katie"
Brian Fullerton


Best 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Ryecroft Dave's Choice"
Lexa Cookson


Best 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
"Sir Richard"
Gretchen Randle


Best 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"Alloway Candy"
Brian Fullerton


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


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


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Min in the Show
"Martina"
Brian Fullerton


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Snoho Dorris"
Terri Mason


Best Amateur 1-Bloom A in the Show
"Hollyhill Electra"
Brian Fullerton


Best Amateur 1-Bloom AA in the Show
"Camille Noel"
Camille Noel


Best Novice 1-Bloom Min Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Tom Heath


Best Novice 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"AC Rooster"
Tom Heath


Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Greendor"
Deb Gilmer


Best Novice 1-Bloom BB in the Show
"Newuakum Honey"
Tom Heath


Best Seedling Sec #4802
"013-R-UNK"
Eugene Kenyon


Best 3-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Lakeview Glow"
Gretchen Randle


Best 5-Bloom Flower of the Year
"Lakeview Glow"
Gretchen Randle


Best AA Floater
"Nick Sr."
Justine Heavilon


Best Miniature Collection
"Sugartown Sunrise, Kathy's Choice, & Weston Spanish Dancer"
Eugene Kenyon


Best Waterlily Collection
"Hollyhill Black Widow, Pam Howden, & Red Velvet"
Monica Henry


Largest Bloom in the Show
"Creve Coeur"
Scott Holub


Friday, September 5, 2014

51st Annual Dahlia Show


Lane County Dahlia Society's 51st Annual Dahlia Show
"Dahlias Aglow"

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!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

September Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting Thursday, September 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell , 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. Experts will also be on hand to answer any questions related to entering baskets or arrangements as well. 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!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

August Meeting


"NATC ELIZA"

The August meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, August 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation will be all about pest management with Gail Karlson, OSU Master Gardener. Come learn about good bugs and bad bugs and what's eating your dahlias. There will be door prizes and free refreshments available.We also encourage all members and guests to bring in dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell". The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!

*Please note: This presentation was originally scheduled for our July meeting. Due to a last minute illness, it has been rescheduled for this month. We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

July Meeting


The July meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, July 10th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation will be all about pest management with Gail Karlson, OSU Master Gardener. Come learn about good bugs and bad bugs and what's eating your dahlias. 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!

**Please note July's meeting is the 2nd Thursday of the month, not the 1st Thursday of the month as is normal. We moved the meeting to accommodate the 4th of July weekend. Have a safe and happy 4th and we will see you at July's meeting!