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2022 Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards


The Derrill W. Hart medal

Awarded to the cultivar that has the highest average trial garden score in the accredited trial gardens located across the United States and Canada during the previous year as an AA/A; B; BB; M; Ball/Miniature Ball/Pompon; ST/NX; and Waterlily. The highest three scores shall be used to determine such highest average. In case of … See entire post.

National Dahlia Society (UK) honors ADS Members

Recently, at the 2022 National Show, the National Dahlia Society (NDS) awarded their silver medal to eight ADS members:

  • Alan Fisher
  • Harry Rissetto
  • McQuithy “Mac” Boyer
  • Ron Miner
  • Jerry Landerholm
  • Don Dramstad
  • Brad Freeman
  • and in memoriam, Lester “Les” Connell.

David Brown was in attendance and presented the awards.  He also honored his choice for Best in Show as judged … See entire post.

Attention 2023 Introducers

Each year the ADS produces a compilation of new introductions that is made available to all members. It consists of dahlias that will be available through distributors in the coming year.  Trial Garden and Seedling Bench Evaluation Winners will be included for free, but other new introductions can be included in the presentation for a cost of $10 per image. … See entire post.

Dahlia Calendars Available

2023 Dahlia calendars, produced by Alan Fisher, will be available after October 15 by mail, $9 plus postage.  Contact Alan directly at  Though not an official ADS or NCDS project, Alan will be making a donation to ADS for each calendar sold.

Think holiday shopping!

Want to window shop the calendar?  Click here.… See entire post.