Dahlias in the News

Two Dahlia Show Competitors Grow a Flourishing Friendship Over 30 Years

Columbus Monthly – Teresa Woodard

Jason Fairchild and Dick Westfall share their passion for growing perfect floral orbs with all the dazzling colors you can expect from dahlias.  Read more.

 

Of Dahlias, Devoted Growers, and their High-Stakes Competitions – The Craftsmanship Initiative

Craftsmanship Quarterly – Thomas Cooper

Many gardeners take their flowers seriously; few devote almost all their time to growing one breed—the dahlia—then drive hundreds of miles to go mano a mano against other fanatical growers, for nothing more than a blue ribbon. But that’s exactly what Deborah Dietz does.  Read more.

 

Citizen science: Dahlia growers team up with WSU virologist to stop viral diseases’ spread

News – Washington State University, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Sciences 

Prized by gardeners, enthusiast clubs, and commercial growers, dahlias are a perennial flower favorite. Northwest-grown dahlias are bred in myriad colors and forms and sold for export nationally and beyond. Read more.

 

Hybridizing Dahlias to Withstand Time

Seed World –  Alex Martin

Breeder Kristine Albrecht reflects on different dahlia markets and looks to the future of dahlia breeding.  Read more.

 

Dahlia passion leads to Gold Medal award for Holmes-Cook

The Wenatchee World –  Rufus Woods

There is something magical about dahlias, those otherworldly-looking flowers, that causes ordinary people to develop a cult-like obsession with them; it’s an obsession that knits together people from all walks of life.

Linda DeRooy Holmes-Cook of East Wenatchee is one of those individuals …   Read more.

 

Portland area dahlia growers flourish at nationals

Canby Herald – Kristen Wohlers

If you live in the Canby area, home to the nation’s largest dahlia grower Swan Island Dahlias, then chances are you have some level of appreciation for the colorful late-summer bloomer.

Then there’s Mark Oldenkamp.

He and his wife Laura have a passion for dahlias that few can match…    Read more.

 

In One Ear: Dazzling dahlias

The Astorian – Elleda Wilson

Astoria has a national champion in your midst!” Larry Smith, publicity and public relations chairman of the American Dahlia Society, wrote.

“Joanie Chapel (pictured) has won the award for Best Dahlia Basket at the recently concluded American Dahlia Society National Show, held in Wooster, Ohio.”   Read more.

 

Learn to grow colorful, dazzling dahlias in Oregon

The Oregonian/OregonLive – Kym Pokorny

Dahlias are addictive, at least for Julie Huynh Moore, an Oregon State University master gardener, who plans to grow 2,000 by the end of May.   Read more.

 

Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast features our own Kristine Albrecht

Kristine Albrecht, ADS member and Genome Project co-ordinator, was recently featured on the  Flower Power Garden Hour Podcast talking about – what else – dahlias!  Listen to the podcast here (scroll down to the December 20, 2020 podcast).   Great job Kristine.

 

Terry and Bob Schroeder are lauded by the Kitsap Sun

Kitsap Sun – Josh Farley

The year brought a bumper crop to the beds of Bob and Terry Schroeder’s dahlias, whose colors dazzle the surroundings of their Tracyton Boulevard home.  Read more.

 

When “days get gloomy”. Anne Curtis looks to daughter  to “brighten my days”

ABS/CPN News

New mom Anne Curtis looks to her daughter Dahlia to brighten her days, the actress said Sunday, as she celebrated the baby’s 5th month since being born. Read more.

 

Dahlia Garden is in full bloom at Seattle’s Volunteer Park

K5 News, Seattle

It’s the flower of summer and the dahlia garden in Volunteer Park is at peak bloom right now.  Read more.

 

Friends of the Elkhart County Parks honor McQuithy “Mac” Boyer.

The Elkhart Truth

Anyone who has ever admired the dahlia garden at Bonneyville Mill County Park has experienced the dedication of McQuithy “Mac” Boyer. Read more.