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2019 Stanley Johnson Medal Winner


The American Dahlia Society (ADS) proudly announces the 2019 winner of the prestigious Stanley Johnson Medal – Clearview Edie an A size (large) white semi-cactus variety. This medal is presented annually to the dahlia with the greatest number of higher awards – awards above blue ribbons – accumulated during the previous season of ADS sanctioned shows across the United … See entire post.

2019 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 ties, … See entire post.

2019 Show Results

Below are 2019 Show Results for those societies who chose to have their results posted on this website.  Click on the links below to see the results.

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Badger State Dahlia Society (Wisconsin)

Central Coast Dahlia Society – Show 1  Show 2

Central States Dahlia Society

Connecticut Dahlia Society

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Lullaby and Goodnight …
Storing Tubers

It is once again time to dig and store our tubers for the winter.  For your convenience, here are some articles, web pages, and videos, to review the process:


Digging, Dividing, and Storing Tubers

What Does a Novice Dahlia Grower Do after Frost?

No Fuss: Store Your Tubers in Plastic Wrap

Elkhart Dahlia Society Video: Digging Dahlias

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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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