Sunday, September 25, 2011

October Meeting

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its October meeting Thursday, October 6th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting we will watch a DVD highlighting the winners of the American Dahlia Society 2010 photo contest. This contest features an array of dahlias photographed across the nation ( be on the lookout during the DVD for an entry by one of our own members!).We will also have our last informal dahlia "show-and-tell" of the season as members bring in blooms to share. The meeting is free and open to the public

Monday, September 19, 2011

The 48th Annual LCDS Dahlia Show -It's a Wrap!

On the weekend of September 17-18th, the Lane County Dahlia Society held its 48th Annual Dahlia Show at the Wheeler Pavilion, at the Lane County Fairgrounds. We had over 40 exhibitors from Oregon & Washington stage and enter 1,500+ dahlia blooms, baskets, and arrangements. The building was ablaze with color and beauty.

After a whole morning spent judging and narrowing down the best of the best, the Head Table was soon displaying the top dahlias. The beautiful mass arrangement on top of the Head Table was created by Eleanor Shantz.

The Best 1-bloom fully double in Show - "Pop Willo" from Tiffany Boatwright

The Best 1-Bloom Disc Center in Show - "FV's Dainty" by Max & Marie Ollieu

Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in Show - "Peach Delight" by Wayne Shantz

Best 3-Bloom Disc Center in Show - "Midnight Star" by Wayne Lobaugh

Best Basket in Show - "Fidalgo Julie" by Christy Parks

Best Arrangement in Show - "Two to Tango" by Sherry Cossey

One of the highlights of our show this year was the arrangement category in honor of our late member Alfretta Spores. The arrangements were to use blooms in the colors of pink & purple and we were thrilled with the number of folks who entered. It was such a lovely tribute to a wonderful lady.

Lastly, Cheryle Hawkins, our Show Chair and Michael Canning ,our Judges Chair with their winning triple entry of "Nick Senior". Well done!

Monday, September 5, 2011

LCDS 48th Annual Dahlia Show

Lane County Dahlia Society 48th Annual Show

" A Dahlia Fiesta"

Show Flower of the Year: Weston Spanish Dancer

September 17-18, 2011

The Wheeler Pavilion, Lane County Fair Grounds

Entries accepted Friday September 16th from 6 PM - 8:00 PM and Saturday September 17th from 6:30 AM to 8:45 AM. All exhibitors must check in at the registration table. The judges meeting will start at 9:00 AM sharp and judging will commence at 9:30 AM.

The show will open to the public from Noon until 6 PM on Saturday and from 10 Am until 4 Pm on Sunday. Please come, bring a camera and enjoy the show! Free Admission! The public is encouraged to vote for the People's Choice special entry and there will be a staffed information table to answer any questions. We look forward to seeing you!