The Lane County Dahlia Society invites you to attend our 47th Annual Dahlia Show at the Wheeler Pavilion, at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The show will be held Saturday, September 18th from 1-6 PM and Sunday, September 19th from 10 AM - 4 PM. This year's theme is "Pacific Wonderland of Dahlias" and our flower of the year is Hannah Baker. Admission is free. Please come and celebrate the beauty of dahlias!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting Thursday, September 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting Wayne Shantz will demonstrate how how makes compost tea and explain the benefits of applying tea to his dahlias. We will also have an informal dahlia "show-and-tell" as members bring in blooms to share. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its August meeting Thursday, August 5th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's meeting will focus on how to enter a bloom in a dahlia show and how to exhibit at the Fair. We will discuss how to improve bloom quality on your plants, how to transport blooms safely to a show, and demonstrate how to stage a 1-bloom and 3-bloom exhibit. We will also have an informal dahlia "show-and-tell" as members bring in blooms to share. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Instead of our regular meeting with program, the Lane County Dahlia Society hosted a Members Only Potluck in July. The day dawned grey and cloudy and as we ate a few showers traveled through the area. We set up inside the Campbell Center, instead of outside, but otherwise the evening went off without a hitch. Over 30 members came to enjoy an amazing 3 tables worth of main dishes, salads and desserts. The room was filled with laughter and friendship. Thanks to everyone who came and brought a dish to share. It was a really nice evening.
Monday, May 31, 2010
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its June meeting Thursday, June 3rd. at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street Eugene. This month's program will feature veteran growers Art Redfern and Wayne Shantz. Together they will share successful dahlia growing techniques and answer audience questions about dahlia cultivation. A "last chance" tuber sale is also planned. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting, Thursday May 6th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street Eugene. This month's program will feature a panel of experienced dahlia growers, each discussing their individual method of planting dahlia tubers. They will offer advice on when, where, and how to plant your dahlias and get them off to a healthy start. There will be plenty of time to answer questions from the audience. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Sale & Auction
When: Thursday, April 1st ( No fooling !)
Where: Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene
Time: The auction begins at 7:30 PM
What: Choice dahlia tubers will be auctioned off and sold to support the activities of the Lane County Dahlia Society. There will be free door prizes throughout the evening, as well as refreshments.
Questions: Call 541-461-8004 or 541-344-0970
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its next meeting Thursday, March 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. The meeting will feature a talk by Pat Patterson, OSU Master Gardener, entitled "Fostering the Life in Your Soil". Pat is a long-time friend to the LCDS and as radio host on "The Hatch Patch" call-in gardening program, has helped immensely in generating awareness about our society events and interest in growing dahlias. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Hollyhill Icarus A SC Y Originator - Ted Kennedy
Happy New Year! The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its first meeting of the year Thursday, February 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. The meeting will feature a program showing a DVD of 2010 introductions -the top scoring dahlias from the American Dahlia Society Trial Gardens, along with other promising varieties. This will be proceeded by a discussion concerning on-line sites and tools for ordering dahlia tubers. The meetings are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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 2009, then your dues are good thru 2010. 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
American Dahlia Society $20 per person, $23 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 Membership Coordinator Camille Noel at : 2330 W. 27th Ave. Eugene, OR 97405. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.