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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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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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2021 Hart, Dudley, and Gullikson Awards


The Derrill W. Hart medal

Awarded to the cultivar that has the highest average trial garden score in the accredited trial gardens located across the United States and Canada during the previous year as an AA/A; B; BB; M; Ball/Miniature Ball/Pompon; ST/NX; and Waterlily. The highest three scores shall be used to determine such highest average. In case of … See entire post.

Photo Contest 2021


The deadline for the 2021 ADS Dahlia Contest was December 1st, 2021. Lots of great entries have been received. 

Winning photos will be announced in late January 2022. The grand prize photographer receives $50.00. Each class winner receives $20.00, second place $10.00, and third place $5.00.

Watch this website for the announcement of winners. … See entire post.

Norma Jane (Ehret) Boyer passes

The following was posted at

Norma Jane (Ehret) Boyer, born September 7, 1931 in Elkhart Indiana to Yale and Elanor Ehret. Norma passed away peacefully at home on April 25, 2021 with family, as a result of another stroke.

Norma graduated from Elkhart High School in 1949, then attended Ball State College and graduated from Western Michigan College in See entire post.

John Menzel, Australian dahlia breeder passes

The dahlia just lost a world ambassador. John Menzel passed away peacefully at his home in Winkie, Australia, on April 10 after a long battle with a chronic muscle disease.  John and his wife, Anne, traveled the world promoting and gathering information about the dahlia for decades. 

John was a regular speaker at many dahlia gatherings and meetings including the … 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.