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Schedule of local shows 2019 is posted

Many societies have submitted the details about their local shows for the 2019 growing season.  These shows are open to the public and are a wonderful place to see various cultivars (grown in your area) and to talk dahlias with local growers.

Visit Local Shows 2019 to see the schedule.  Hope you can get to a show.… See entire post.

New Judging Pins Available

The Board of Directors of the American Dahlia Society has authorized the issuing of a pin for those who have entered the judging program as candidate judges.  To be eligible for the pin the individual must have been reported as a candidate after July 14, 2019.  The pin will not be issued to those who were reported prior to that … See entire post.

Support ADS with Amazon Smile

Do you shop on Amazon?  If yes, you can shop at in exactly the same way (same products, same prices, same service) and if you specify ADS as your charity, we will get a small percentage of each eligible sale.  This will not affect your order in any way.  Use the  “Go to” button in the banner below … See entire post.

Photo Galleries

We are trying out a new feature for the website.  If you just want to relax and look at beautiful pictures of dahlias in the photo galleries of some of our members, visit our Photo Links page.  There you will find links to Instagram, flickr, etc. galleries provided by our members.


If you are a member of ADS and … See entire post.

Color Presentation Now Available

At the 2019 Spring Planning Meeting, attendees viewed a presentation on judging and classifying the color characteristic of dahlias.  The presentation was the creation of Roger Walker and expertly presented by Terry Schroeder.   The Board thought that all members would be interested in this presentation.   It is now posted on the  Members Information Page under Instructional Information.… See entire post.

Virus Testing 2019 for Local Societies, Vendors, and Others

With the cooperation of Professor Pappu at Washington State University (WSU) and the support of the Scheetz-Chuey Foundation, the Clean Dahlia Center at WSU will test our dahlias for virus again this year.

The spirit of the testing project follows from two key observations.  First, dahlias that are tested and found to be free of virus produce tubers and plants … See entire post.

The Passing of Frank Campise



It is with deepest regret that Central States Dahlia Society and the Southtown Dahlia Club report the passing of Frank Campise. Frank was a longtime member of both Chicago-based societies as well as the American Dahlia Society. He passed at 87 years (young) after a determined battle against cancer.

Beyond being a great ambassador for the dahlia, Frank … See entire post.

Roger G Adams Sr Passes 5/24/2019

Roger Gilbert Adams, Sr., age 99, of Agawam, MA, passed away quietly on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Saint Francis Hospital in Hartford, CT. 

You may read the obituary originally printed in The Republican and now posted on the Carmon Community Funeral Home website.… See entire post.