Friday, September 8, 2017

54th Annual Dahlia Show



The Lane County Dahlia Society's 54th Annual Dahlia Show
"A Carnival of Dahlias"

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

When: Saturday, September 16th, Noon- 6:00 PM
             Sunday, September 17th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Admission is Free! Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 54th 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!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

September Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's meeting will focus on how to enter a dahlia bloom into a dahlia show. We will discuss how to improve bloom quality on your plants, how to safely transport blooms to the show, and demonstrate how to stage a 1-bloom and 3-bloom entry. We will also have a demonstration on how to create a show design and will hear how to gather all of the materials that you will need. Limited amounts of floral foam will be for sale. We also encourage all members to bring some dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell". The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

August Meeting


"Camano Cloud" BB SC PK

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its August meeting on Thursday, August 3rd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The presentation for this month will be focused on dahlia virus. Linda Taylor, a member of the Portland Dahlia Society and a member of the American Dahlia Society's Dahlia Virus Committee will be our honored guest and speaker. She will help us understand what dahlia virus is, what is currently know about them and what we don't yet know. She will give tips on identifying dahlias with a virus verses plants that might just be suffering from a nutrient deficiency or other factor. Most importantly, she will give tips on preventing the spread of virus and let us know what we can do proactively in our own gardens. We will also have our Dahlia "Show-and-Tell" table set up. Please bring samples of what's blooming in your garden to be enjoyed by the group! We will have door prizes and refreshments. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

July Meeting


"Sorbet" B SC DB WH/PR

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its July meeting on Thursday, July 6th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. By this time, most have us have finished planting our dahlia tubers and our plants are up and growing. This month's program will focus on "what's next." - all of the tasks related to growing healthy plants and beautiful blooms. We will discuss topping off plants, dis-budding, pest control, and fertilizing. Please bring your questions as Deb, Lexa, and Camille will try their best to answer them. We also encourage all members to bring some early season dahlia blooms for our "show-and-tell" if your dahlias have begun to bloom. The meeting is free and open to the public. Free refreshments and door prizes will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Michael Canning Memorial


As most of you know by now, the LCDS lost our dear friend, mentor, and Vice-President Michael Canning suddenly back on May 14th. This Saturday a Celebration of Life will be held for Michael at the McDonald Theater, 1010 Willamette Street, in Eugene. The service will be from 2-5 PM and parking is available at the nearby Overpark Parking Garage, 10th & Oak. It will be a special time for anyone who knew and loved Michael, with friends and family gathering. We hope many of you can make it.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

June Meeting


"Emily C."  MIN FD L, photo by Michael Canning

The June meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, June 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation this month will be lead by veteran L.C.D.S. grower Brian Fullerton, who will discuss getting water to our dahlia plants as the weather warms up and the dry season begins. Learn about different watering systems as well as theories about how much and when to water. Bring your questions! We will also have a last chance tuber sale. It will start at 7:00 PM and continue on during the refreshment break. All tubers will be just $1.The evening will also include some time to share remembrances of our late L.C.D.S. member Michael Canning, who unexpectedly passed away on May 14th. Michael was such a key part of our L.C.D.S. family and a true friend and mentor to all. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Cheryle Hawkins and his Mother Shirley Canning.There will be door prizes and free refreshments also available. The meeting is free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Last Chance Tuber Sale


Saturday, May 20th  will be the last tuber sale of the year held by the Lane County Dahlia Society. The sale will take place from 10 AM until 4 PM and will be located at the Key Bank on River Road. The address is 1980 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. We have 100's of varieties for sales in a wide assortment of forms, sizes and colors. With the sun finally out and the outside temperature warming, now is the perfect time to plant! All tubers will be $3.50 each or 5/$15. We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Garden Extravaganza - Tuber Sale


What: A Garden Extravaganza! - A dahlia tuber sale and plant sale held in conjunction with the Willamette District Garden Clubs

When: Saturday, May 13th from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Where: The Key Bank on River Road, located right in front of Bi-Mart. The address is 1960 River Road.

The Lane County Dahlia Society has recently received a large donation of all new dahlia tubers. We will have 100's of varieties for sale in a great assortment of bloom sizes, colors, and forms. All tubers will sell for just $3.50 each. The Garden Clubs will be selling Perennial Planters and Garden Planters. Just in time for Mothers Day and the perfect time to get those new dahlia tubers in the ground. Please come early for the best selection. We hope to see you there!

For more information please call 541-337-0528 or 541-954-9694.

Monday, April 24, 2017

May Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 4th 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. We will also have a limited selection of dahlia tubers for sale at the meeting. All tubers will sell for $3.50 each. Tuber sales begin at 7:00 PM. There will be door prizes and free refreshments available.The meetings are free and open to the public. We hope that you will join us!

*Also, please note. After our May meeting, the next chance to purchase from a large selection of dahlia tubers will be Saturday, May 13th. 10 AM-4 PM  at the Key Bank on River Road, in front of the Bi-Mart "A Garden Extravaganza"! A sale in conjunction with the Willamette District Garden Clubs. 100's of dahlia tubers for sale along with plant starts, bouquets and garden planters.

Friday, March 24, 2017

LCDS Annual Tuber Auction and Sale



Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale

When: Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Where: Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene

Time: The auction will start at 7:30 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 22, 2017

March Meeting



"Clearview Audrey" BB SC LB PK/WH


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its March meeting Thursday, March 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The March meeting will debut a brand new program titled "Dahlia Varieties 101 - What are the right dahlias for your garden?". Written and presented By Lexa C. and Michael C., this presentation is aimed at both Novice dahlia growers and long-time dahlia growers alike. They will give dahlia variety suggestions for both exhibitors and home gardeners. Topics include the best varieties for cut flowers, new exhibition stand-outs, dahlias for the garden border, and unusual dahlia varieties.This power-point presentation is chock full of photos and will be sure to inspire all dahlia lovers for the upcoming season. There will also be door prizes and free refreshments available.The meeting is free and open to the public. Whether you are a first time visitor or a long-time L.C.D.S. member, we hope that you will join us!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

February Meeting


"Hollyhill Jitterbug" BB SC OR

Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 2nd at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2017. We will show a DVD that presents all of the new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2016 trial gardens. It should be a fun winter's night full of lovely dahlia blooms and help us all plan and dream about our upcoming garden. There will be refreshments and door prizes too.  As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Welcome to 2017! It's time to renew your membership


"Haley's Dream" M SC BI DP/WH

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, 2016, then your dues are good through 2017. We encourage all 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 : 222 E. Broadway #501 , Eugene, OR 97401. Make all checks payable to : The Lane County Dahlia Society.
Our first meeting of the new year will be held Thursday, February 2nd. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene. Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2017 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!