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
Best 3-Bloom Fully Double in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Disc Center
Best 3-Blooms Disc Center
Best Basket in Show
Best Arrangement in Show
"Beam Me Up"
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
Best 3-Bloom "AA" in the SHow
Best 1-Bloom Novelty Open in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Orchette in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Peony in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom "BB" in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Stellar in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Ball in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
Best Amateur 1-Bloom Miniature Ball in the Show
Best Novice 1-Bloom Pom in the Show
Best 1-Bloom "AA" Floater in the Show
Best 1-Bloom Waterlily Floater in the Show
Best 3-Bloom Waterlily Floater in the Show
"Cameo, Sandia Showmei, Pam Howden"
Best Collection of Miniature Dahlias
"Martina, Brian's Dream, Don C."
Best Arrangement, in the theme;
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
Once of our tables full of Arrangements
The Head Table
And a few more shots taken out on the entry tables.