Monday, September 23, 2013

October Meeting

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

50th Anniversary Dahlia Show Recap

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
Mike Iler

Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Kathy Iler

Best 1-Bloom Open Center in the Show
"Fancy Pants"
Kathy Iler

Best 3-Blooms Open Center in the Show
"Raeann's Canis Majoris"
Wayne Lobaugh

Best Basket in the Show
Mini Slam "Elvira, Lo Blush, & Bruidegum's Royal"
Eleanor Shantz

Best Arrangement in the Show
"An Evening Glow"
Margaret Kennedy

Best 1-Bloom "A" in the Show
"Elma Elizabeth"
Camille Noel

Best 1-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Davi"
Lexa Cookson

Best 3-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Les C"
Lexa Cookson

Best 1-Bloom Waterlily in the Show
"Pam Howden"
Dan Duffy

Best 1-Bloom Anemone in the Show
"Alpen Fury"
Brian Fullerton

Best 3-Bloom Mignon Single in the Show
"Stillwater Plum"
Brian Fullerton

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

Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Snoho Dorris"
Brian Fullerton

Best Novice 1-Bloom "A" in the Show
Deb Gilmer

Best Novice 1-Bloom "AA" in the Show
"Emory Paul"
Scott Holub

Best Novice 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Snoho Doris"
Tom Heath

Best 1-Bloom Dick Canning Miniature Origination
"Don C"
Michael Canning

Best 1-Bloom "AA" Float 
"AC Ben"
Camille Noel

Best 1-Bloom Lane County Origination
"EV Purple Puff"
Sonia Hall

Friday, September 6, 2013

50th Anniversary Dahlia Show

Lane County Dahlia Society's 50th Annual Show
"Golden Jubilee"

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!