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World’s Largest Dahlia Contest

Deborah Dietz, manager of the World’s Largest Dahlia Contest, invites you to include this fun category in your local and regional shows.  The rules are simple:

  1. Bloom must be a named cultivar.
     
  2. Dahlia does NOT need leaves but must have stem and stand free in a show container.
     
  3. Dahlia can have blown center but not necessarily.
     
  4. Dahlia
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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.

Virus in Dahlias – Become Part of the Solution!

One of the opportunities that has evolved from the virus work at Washington State University is for you to become an important part of the solution to the problem of virus in our dahlia patches.  There are two key items that need to become a part of your routine practice in your garden.  First is to watch for the appearance … See entire post.

John Thiermann passes away 8/19/2018

John Thiermann
August 19, 2018

 

With great sadness, the Midwest Dahlia Conference reports that long time leader in the dahlia world, John Thiermann, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

John loved big dahlias, but was best known for his miniature introduction, Badger Twinkle.  He was the proprietor of J T Dahlias, which, in … See entire post.

Charles Breed, Dahlia Hill founder, dies at 91

From the www.dahliahill.org website:

CHARLES BREED  1-31-1927 TO 6-30-2018

CHARLES BREED PASSED AWAY SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018. HE WAS A TEACHER, ICON OF THE LOCAL ART COMMUNITY, FOUNDER OF DAHLIA HILL AND TRULY UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.

Also, see this article in the Midland Daily News for more information.  … See entire post.

New Garden Dahlia Presentation

What is the difference between a garden dahlia and an exhibition dahlia? Where can I see examples of each?

In response to this sort of question, Alan Fisher, The Chairman of the Garden Dahlias Committee has prepared a presentation showing a couple dozen dahlias, examples of garden dahlias, exhibition dahlias, and dahlias that work for both purposes. He also provided … See entire post.

John Frater passes away 11/14/2017

We sadly note the passing, at age 86, of John Frater of Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand. John was the originator of the Taratahi line of dahlias. He also won prizes as a bagpiper and was a respected pipe major with his local band. John opened numerous dahlia shows by leading a procession with his bagpipes down the streets to the … See entire post.