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The Nova Scotia Dahlia Society joins the North Atlantic Conference

The North Atlantic Conference is very happy to welcome the Dahlia Society of Nova Scotia, Canada to our conference. They will be included in all our conference emails and discussions. The mutual sharing of our member societies’ dahlia experiences and knowledge will be a great benefit to all of us.

Here is a brief  introduction to the Nova Scotia See entire post.

2023 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 ties, … See entire post.

Anthony “Tony” Evangelista passes November 2, 2023


We are saddened to tell you that Tony Evangelista passed away on November 2 at the James Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, surrounded by his loving family. There are times in life that one encounters individuals who radiate warmth and compassion, making it almost impossible not to be drawn to them. Tony was one of those individuals. He held a … See entire post.

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.

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.