Wednesday, September 21, 2016

October Meeting


"Sandia Charm"

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 enjoy a presentation by Eugene Kenyon and Sonia Hall about "Where do Dahlias come from?". Learn about pollination techniques, collecting seed, and ways to store. If you were at our March meeting and grew some of the dahlia seed that was given away that night, please bring in a bloom to share. This meeting is also the last time this year that we we will have a dahlia "Show-and-Tell". Please bring in some of your favorite dahlia blooms that you grew this year to share with the group. The meeting is free and open to the public and there will be free door prizes and refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

LCDS 53rd Annual Dahlia Show - A Recap


This past weekend, the Lane County Dahlia Society held its 53rd Annual Dahlia Show at the Lane Events Center. Exhibitors came from all over Oregon and Washington to show and judge the very best blooms. Thanks to a wonderful front page article in Friday's Eugene Register Guard, the show experienced large, enthusiastic crowds, eager to learn more about dahlias.

Below is a recap, highlighting the best blooms in the Show. A special "Shout-out" to Portland exhibitor Nathan Payne. Nathan is a Novice, growing and showing dahlias for the first time this season. Nathan had a whopping 7 entries make the Head Table this weekend and one was chosen Best-in-Show. Congratulations Nathan on this amazing achievement!


Best 1-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Clearview Audrey"
Nathan Payne


Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
"Sandrine"
Mike Iler


Best 1-Bloom Disc Center
"Kelsey Kristie"
Lexa Cookson


Best 3-Blooms Disc Center
"OJ's Sunspot"
Larry Smith


Best Basket in Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Christy Parks


Best Arrangement in Show
"Beam Me Up"
Margaret Kennedy

Below is a listing of other Head Table awards won by members of the County Dahlia Society.


Best 1-Bloom "AA" entry in the Show
"Seamus"
Mike Iler


Best 3-Bloom "AA" in the SHow
"Seamus"
Mike Iler


Best 1-Bloom Novelty Open in the Show
"Nonpareil"
Kathy Iler


Best 1-Bloom Orchette in the Show
Seedling "194120"
Kathy Iler


Best 1-Bloom Peony in the Show
"Elvira"
Brian Fullerton


Best Amateur 1-Bloom "BB" in the Show
"Urchin"
Dan Duffy 


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
"River's Nemesis"
Tom Heath


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
"Snoho Dorris"
Tom Heath


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
"Pop Willo"
Deb Gilmer


Best Amateur 1-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
"Chimicum Troy"
Deb Gilmer


Best Novice 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
"Irish Glow"
Carol Prud'homme


Best 1-Bloom "AA" Floater in the Show
"AC Ben" 
Deb Gilmer


Best 1-Bloom Waterlily Floater in the Show
"Pam Howden"
Camille Noel


Best 3-Bloom Waterlily Floater in the Show
"Cameo, Sandia Showmei, Pam Howden"
Cheryle Hawkins


Best Collection of Miniature Dahlias
"Martina, Brian's Dream, Don C."
Cherlye Hawkins


Best Arrangement, in the theme;
 "Saturn's Rings"
Camille Noel

We leave with a few additional pictures, which we hope capture the color, vibrancy, and fun that was our 53rd Annual Dahlia Show.


The Show Hall. Open Section


Information Table


Basket Entries


Once of our tables full of Arrangements


The Head Table


And a few more shots taken out on the entry tables.

Friday, September 2, 2016

LCDS 53rd Annual Dahlia Show


The Lane County Dahlia Society's 53rd Annual Dahlia Show
"A Galaxy of Dahlias"

Where: The Wheeler Pavilion, The Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR

When: Saturday, September 17th, Noon- 6:00 PM
             Sunday, September 18th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 53rd Annual Show. There will be hundreds of dahlia varieties on display, exhibited by dozens of growers from all over the Pacific Northwest. There will be an information booth staffed by LCDS members ready to answer all of your questions and free handouts too. Just outside the Wheeler Pavilion is a dahlia garden tended by LCDS members. Bring you camera and your questions and prepare to be amazed at the display. We will see you there!