Thursday, September 27, 2018

October Meeting


The October meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, October 4th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. Please join us as we celebrate and share our favorite flower as the growing season nears its end. This month's program will feature our annual dahlia bloom "Show-and-Tell". We are encouraging all LCDS members and guests to bring dahlia blooms from their garden to share with the group. Ideas include cutting blooms of your old favorites, brand new varieties that you are loving, and sharing blooms that work well in the mixed flower bed. This will be a great opportunity to share a bit of this year's dahlia garden with the group and to also begin formulating ideas for next year's garden too. There will be free refreshments and door prizes. As always, the meeting is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 7, 2018

55th Annual Dahlia Show


55th Annual Dahlia Show 

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

When: Saturday, September 15th, Noon - 6:00 PM

            Sunday, September 16th, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come help the Lane County Dahlia Society celebrate its 55th 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 your camera and your questions and prepare to be amazed at the display. Admission is free! We will see you there!


Thursday, August 30, 2018

September Meeting



The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its September meeting on Thursday, September 6th 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 float a dahlia bloom and will hear how to gather all of the materials that you will need. We will have the new Show Books to distribute and will give a quick talk on how to read the Show Book and understand it. Limited amounts of show cans 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!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

August Meeting


"Dagmar"  B IC OR

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its August meeting on Thursday, August 2nd. at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. This month's program will feature a discussion on dahlia grooming, and how best to tend to your plants at this time of the year to produce plentiful, big, beautiful blooms. We will also have a demonstration on creating arrangements with dahlias for both the home and for a dahlia show. As we head toward the dahlia show season, show supplies including foam and containers will be available for purchase. And don't forget to bring in those dahlias blooms. We love to have our dahlia "show-and-tell" before the meeting and during the break. As always free door prizes and refreshments will be offered. The meeting is also free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

July Meeting


"Fancy Pants" OT LAV

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its July meeting on Thursday, July 12th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. Come to your July meeting to learn all about pollinators in the garden and alternatives to use instead of toxic pesticides. The Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) will give a presentation featuring pollinators in the garden and good bugs vs. bad bugs. Information and handouts will be provided, including lists of retailers and wholesales with Neonic-free plants, recipes for insecticidal soap, and safe-to-use weed killers After the program there will be time for a question and answer session. 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!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

June Meeting



The June meeting of the Lane County Dahlia Society will be held Thursday, June 7th at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center. Our presentation this month will be lead by veteran L.C.D.S. growers with a focus on caring for your newly planted dahlias.Topics will include watering, staking, fertilizing, pinching and dis-budding. 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.We will also have a limited number of young dahlia plants for sale at $5 each, donated by Mark O. of the Portland Dahlia Society. 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 15, 2018

Last Chance Tuber Sale


Saturday, May 19th  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 2 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 7, 2018

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 12th 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 Mother's 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.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

May Meeting


The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its May meeting Thursday, May 3rd 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 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, the next chance to purchase from a large selection of dahlia tubers will be Saturday, May 12th. 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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

LCDS Annual Tuber Auction and Sale



Lane County Dahlia Society Annual Tuber Auction & Sale

When: Thursday, April 5th, 2018

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 541-954-9694 or 541-344-0970 with any questions

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

March Meeting


Amy K    B SC LB PK/WH

The Lane County Dahlia Society will hold its March meeting Thursday, March 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The March meeting will feature a panel of LCDS dahlia experts who will share their different techniques and observations about preparing their dahlia gardens for the planting season. Special focus will be on soil health, including soil testing, amendments and the right timing for these tasks. Please bring your questions as there will be plenty of time included for a question and answer period. 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!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

February Meeting


"Hollyhill Finlandia"   A SC LB Dark Pink/Yellow   Photo by Ted Kennedy

Our February dahlia meeting will be held Thursday, February 1st at 7:30 PM at the Celeste Campbell Center, 155 High Street, Eugene. The topic of this meeting will be new dahlia introductions for 2018. We will show a DVD that presents all of the new dahlias that earned a passing score at the 2017 trial gardens.Also, it is time to renew your membership, if you haven't already done so. 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!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Welcome to 2018! It is time to renew your membership!



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, 2017, then your dues are good through 2018. 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 1st. at the Celeste Campbell Center in Eugene. Our program that evening will be a DVD of the new 2018 dahlia introductions. We hope to see you there!