Sunday, October 18, 2009

November Meeting

Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 5th at 7:30 PM. 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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

2009 LCDS Annual Dahlia Show - It's a Wrap!

The weekend of September 19th-20th, the Lane County Dahlia Society held its 46th Annual Dahlia Show. This year our venue moved to the Wheeler Pavillion at the Lane Events Center. This space proved to be a wonderful place to hold a show.

The room was full of beautiful dahlia blooms. It was literally a sea of color and our many visitors were awe-struck!

The top prize winners:

Best (1) Double Bloom     Narrows Tricia     Eleanor Shantz
Best (1) Disc Bloom     09-Seedling     Wayne Lobaugh
Best (3) Double Bloom     Narrows Tricia     Eleanor Shantz
Best (3) Disc Bloom     07-Lo Blush     Wayne Lobaugh
Best Basket     Don C, Linda Harris,     Eleanor Shantz
& Chimicum Troy
Best Design Arrangement     Westward Ho     Gordon Jackman
Largest Blue Ribbon     Westward Ho    Gordon Jackman
Smallest Blue Ribbon     Glenplace     Paulette Woodward


Advanced  Amateur     Wayne Lobaugh     406 Points
Amateur          Tiffany Boatwright     156 Points
Novice          Linnea McIntosh      183 Points
Basket           Eleanor Shantz      36 Points
Design (Tie)       Margaret Kennedy & Georgia Zahar    

Special Entry Awards

Best (1) Bloom     Flower of the Year     Ray Sturman
ADS Seedling Bench      Kelsey Sunshine     Wayne Lobaugh
People's Choice        Greendor           Jerry Rasmussen
Dick Canning Memorial        Emily C          Ron Clack