Our November dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, November 7th 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!
Monday, September 23, 2013
This month there will be no regular meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society. Instead, the Society will host our first ever Member's Only Garden Tour! The tour will take place Saturday, October 5th, from Noon until 4:30 PM. Specific details of the open garden's locations are found in the monthly newsletter.Goodies to eat and beverages will be available at each garden. If you are a member of LCDS, and did not receive your monthly newsletter via e-mail or snail-mail, please contact Cheryle at 541-461-8004 for directions. The weather is suppose to be sunny and warm so please join us in this last celebration of Summer.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This past weekend, the Lane County Dahlia Society had the great honor of hosting our 50th Anniversary Dahlia Show. Exhibitors from Oregon & Washington arrived at the Lane County Fairgrounds early Saturday morning for a weekend of fun as we celebrated our history and our deep love of the dahlia.
By early morning the Wheeler Pavilion was filled with table upon table of beautiful blooms. Judging started at 9:30 and the head table judging finally wrapped up around 2:00 PM. It was hard work to choose the best of the best among so many beautiful entries.
This year we had an especially lovely selection of basket entries, including a few by novices.
The arrangement tables were also filled with outstanding exhibits.
Our information table, backed by hanging quilts, was a popular place. The general public could pick-up free informational flyers and get their questions answered. We also welcomed 14 new members during the weekend!
As always, the centerpiece of our show was the Head Table. All of the "Best-in-Show" 1-bloom & 3-bloom entries were brought here, as well as Special Section winners. Each year the table is topped by a gorgeous arrangement created by Eleanor Shantz.
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
Yellow Ball Seedling
Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
Best 3-Blooms Open Center in the Show
"Raeann's Canis Majoris"
Best Basket in the Show
Mini Slam "Elvira, Lo Blush, & Bruidegum's Royal"
Best Arrangement in the Show
"An Evening Glow"
Best 1-Bloom "A" in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Les C"
Best 1-Bloom Waterlily in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Anemone in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Mignon Single in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom "AA" in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom "A" in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom "AA" in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Dick Canning Miniature Origination
Best 1-Bloom "AA" Float
Best 1-Bloom Lane County Origination
"EV Purple Puff"
Friday, September 6, 2013
Lane County Dahlia Society's 50th Annual Show
Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, the Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR
When: Saturday, September 14th 11 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, September 15th 10 AM - 4 PM
Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 50th Anniversary show! There will be hundreds of blooms on display this weekend as exhibitors from all over the Pacific Northwest arrive in Eugene to vie for the "Best In Show"awards. There will be an information booth with LCDS members ready to answer all dahlia related questions and free information handouts. Just outside the Wheeler Pavilion is a dahlia display garden tended by LCDS members. This year the garden pays homage to dahlias that are 50 years and older as well as dahlias that were hybridized by LCDS members over the years. Bring your camera and your questions and prepared to be amazed. We will see you there!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its August meeting Thursday, August 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's program features a DVD with Wayne Shantz demonstrating the steps he uses to hybridize dahlias. A question & answer session will follow with Sonia Hall & Wayne. We will also have an informal dahlia "show-and-tell" as members bring in blooms to share. Eugene Kenyon will also give a "mini" presentation highlighting what's happening in the dahlia garden this month. The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its July meeting Thursday, July 11th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting OSU Master Gardener Gail Karlsen will teach us how to safely manage bugs in our gardens. Also, Eugene Kenyon will share what's happening in his dahlia garden and open the floor to any and all dahlia questions. If you have a bloom, bring it along for a "show & Tell". We hope that you will join us!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
This Saturday, May 18th, will be the last tuber sale of the year held by the Lane County Dahlia Society. The sale will take place from 9 AM until 3 PM and will be located at the Key Bank on River Road. The address is 1960 River Road. Key Bank is located right in front of the Bi-Mart, just south of the Beltline Expressway. Please come early for the best selection. With the sun shinning and the outside temperature warm, now is the time to plant. All tubers will be $3.50 each or 5/$15. We hope to you you there!
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Oregon Plant Fair
Alton Baker Park, Eugene
Saturday, May 11th
9 AM - 2 PM
We will once again join the Avid Gardeners for the Oregon Plant Fair in beautiful Alton Baker Park. Look for our members selling dozens of varieties of dahlia tubers under the Picnic Shelter. We will be joined at the event by many local, specialty plant vendors, as well as garden artists and food vendors. Come early for the best selection!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. At this month's meeting a pair of experienced dahlia growers will be on hand to discuss preparation methods for planting a dahlia garden. They will offer advice on when, where, and how to plant your dahlia tubers and will gladly answer any questions. There will also be a tuber and dahlia clump sale that will begin at 7:15 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!
Monday, March 11, 2013
Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale
When: Thusday, April 4th, 2013
Where: Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene
Time: The auction will start at 7:00 PM sharp, to be followed by open sales tables approx. 1 hour later
What: Choice dahlia tubers will be auctioned off and sold to support the activities of the Lane County Dahlia Society. After the auction, there will be tables loaded with different dahlia tubers for sale. There will be free door prizes throughout the evening, as well as free refreshments. This is always a fun evening and we hope that you will join us! Call 541-461-8004 or 541-344-0970 with any questions
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Our March dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, March 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. Bob Chibante, owner of Mountain Valley Dahlias in Gold Beach, will give a presentation on how to propagate dahlias by taking cuttings. We will also discuss what's happening in the garden this month. Bring your questions for our new "mini-clinic", held before the evening's main presentation. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2013. We will show a DVD that presents all of new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2012 trial gardens . As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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 2012, then your dues are good thru 2013. 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 : 312 Limerick Ave., Eugene, OR 97404. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.
Our first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, February 7th. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene. Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2012 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!