Category: News

Dahlia Calendars available at National Show

2023 Dahlia calendars, produced by Alan Fisher, will be available at the National Show.  Cost will $8.  Though not an official ADS or NCDS project, Alan will be making a donation to ADS for each calendar sold.

Calendars will be available after October 15 by mail, $9 plus postage.  Contact Alan directly at

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The largest dahlia in the world

Don’t forget to send in your entries for this annual contest.

The public LOVES big, humongous, monstrous dahlias.  So each year ADS sponsors the Largest Dahlia in the World contest.  We hope that each country/regional/local show will include this category in their schedules.

See the rules here.  And when you send in your report, send some pictures too!… See entire post.

Photo Contest 2022

Before you know it the 2022 dahlia season will have come and gone.  Don’t forget to take lots of pictures to preserve your memories and to submit to the ADS 2022 Photo Contest.

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Dave Cap passes away

Dave (left) accepting the 2021 ADS Silver Medal Award.
Pictured with Jerry Landerholm and fellow recipient Barb Miner.


With great sadness the Dahlia Society of Ohio (DSO) informs you of the sudden, unexpected passing of Dave Cap.  Dave was our Show Chair for well over 20 years.  He spent countless hours organizing our shows at Cuyahoga County Fair, Summit … See entire post.

Videos – ADS Photo Contest 2021

The winners of the 2021 ADS Photo contest, previously announced, may be found here. The Peoples Choice Awards, also announced previously, are documented here.
And NOW for your viewing pleasure, videos of the entries and winners.  Thanks, Larry Smith, for your hard work in putting these together.  Just click on the link to view.
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