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Day of the Dead? No! Day of the Dahlia!

For this year’s Central States Dahlia Society’s show the society sponsored  a poster competition to complement their artistic design theme.  Over 200 hundred votes were cast to choose among 16 entries.  The winning poster by Larry Cole did a fun take on the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead.
 
In addition to the play on the name “Day of
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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.