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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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E. H. “Ted” Collins, MBE passes away

The ADS is sad to report the passing E.H. “Ted” Collins,  MBE.  Ted was a giant in the dahlia world not only in the United Kingdom, but worldwide.  He is the author of several books about dahlias.


In the summer of 2017, the ADS  awarded the ADS Silver Medal to Ted Collins of the United Kingdom.  Here are the … See entire post.

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.