Category: News

Local Society Virtual Shows

Many if not most local societies have cancelled their in-person shows due to COVID 19.  But some are determined to showcase their beautiful flowers via virtual shows on the Internet, Instagram, Facebook, and video platforms.  The links below will transport you to these shows.  Enjoy! 

If your society has such a show and is not listed below, contact your ADS … See entire post.

Photo Contest 2020

With many shows cancelled, the ADS Photo Contest is a good place to exhibit your beautiful blooms.

The rules are few.  Anyone can submit a photo. The photos should have been taken in 2019 and 2020.   It’s all about the dahlia, so the bloom should predominate the image.  Photos can be taken using a cell phone camera. Please limit entries … See entire post.

Federation Training Videos

2020 has been a challenging year in many ways.  Our societies and federations/conferences have been challenged by the inability to do in person training.  The Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers overcame this challenge with a series of Zoom meetings and they shared the recordings with us.  Some of the information may be Federation-centric, but there is much for everyone to … See entire post.

Danielle Parshall passes away

 

 

Danielle Parshall passed away the morning of July 15, 2020.  Having been ill for quite some time, she was residing in an in an Adult Family Home and, due to Covid-19, her husband Dick was only allowed to see her through a window.  

Dick and Danielle were active in their home society, Snohomish County Dahlia Society (SCDS), the … See entire post.

Les Connell passes 7/3/2020

 

 

It is with great sadness that we report that another dahlia icon has passed.  Early the morning of 7/3/2020, Les Connell passed away.  Les has been growing, exhibiting and originating dahlias for many years. 

Les is known worldwide for his many contributions to the dahlia world.  He has originated hundreds of new dahlias, since his first introduction, Koinonia … See entire post.

2020 Seedling Bench Procedures

Members:

Please visit the Members Info Page for an important message from Roger Walker, ADS Seedling Bench Committee Chair, regarding the 2020 Seedling Bench Procedures. 

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Rosemary Zatkovich passed away
April 2019

   
ADS has recently learned that a former ADS General Secretary, Rosemary Zatkovich passed in 2019. She started serving as Assistant Secretary in 1985 and, with great dedication, served as General Secretary until 1996. She was escorted to ADS meetings by her husband John. He was a well-known dahlia man who introduced many popular dahlias with names highlighted by … See entire post.

And the winners are…

The 2019 dahlia season is only a memory.  The photo contest entries are in and the winners are chosen!  Here a message from Debbie Pavich the Photography Chair:

Photographs are visual images that express the author’s imagination, ideas, and technical skills. The camera lens is used to focus wavelengths of light into an image of what the artist’s eye is … See entire post.

Virus Testing for Your Garden 2020

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.  See all the details, procedures and get the necessary forms here.… See entire post.