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New Bulletin Schedule

The ADS Board announces an adjustment in the Bulletin production schedule.  Instead of the current January, June, and October Bulletins there will be April, August, and December Bulletins.   See entire announcement.… See entire post.

Eleanor Shantz Passes

Eleanor Shantz
June 10, 2023


Eleanor R. Shantz, of Eugene Oregon, died on June 10, 2023 at the age of 82 years. Eleanor was born in California and moved to Myrtle Point, Oregon when she was a young child.  Eleanor and Wayne were married for 61 years where they created a legacy in the dahlia world.  Eleanor was a … See entire post.

NCDS and Portland Dahlia Societies Announce 2024 Dahlia Calendar



The National Capital and Portland Dahlia Societies are now offering a 2024 dahlia wall calendar, with 16 beautiful photos of dahlias, displaying high gloss images on strong paper.  The dahlia calendars will be available from the Portland Dahlia Society at the National Show (in the boutique) and at some other local dahlia shows, for $12 each.  Bulk orders … See entire post.

New Password

Just a reminder – the member section password changed July 1.  See the June Bulletin, page 33 for more details.… See entire post.

New Book

Congratulations to ADS members Kristine Albrecht and Brion Sprinsock on their new book DAHLIAS Seed to Bloom, The Dahlia Grower’s Companion (2023).

Available on Amazon, this 8 1/2 x 11 inch, 278 page, weighty paperback covers a wide variety of Dahlia topics. Its 14 chapters begin with “Soil” and continues through “Digging and Dividing the Tubers”. Along with all the … See entire post.

Dr. Edward John Johnson passes away 11/16/2022

Notice to all that knew Dr. Ed, dahlia doc and many more fond nick names:

It was with great sadness that we learned of his passing during the late days of Covid when keeping a distance was still in place and enforced.

Ed had a lengthy illness of Alzheimers disease and was unable to communicate verbally for the past several … See entire post.