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57th ADS National Show (2024)

Visit beautiful Wenatchee, Washington – located in the scenic Columbia River valley on the eastern edge of the Cascade mountain range for a National Show like no other.

The Apple Capital of the World will become the Dahla Capital of North America from September 5 – 9, 2024.   The show will feature exhibits by many of the world’s top dahlia … See entire post.

Member Talent Survey


Member’s Only

Do you have talents that could help ADS streamline its operations while providing additional benefits to ADS members and the local dahlia societies?

We want to know about your talents!  

More info

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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.
Class 1 
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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.