The Connecticut Dahlia Society
May 2015 Newsletter
Meeting Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm Judges Training
2:00 pm Business Meeting
Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Ave.
Weather has allowed us to get our gardens ready for planting our precious dahlias.
Our Root Sale was very successful. Since buying from commercial growers the past two years and our own member donations, we were able to offer a great selection to our members and the public. We will be discussing more of the details on the Root Sale at our business meeting.
We will also be discussing a plan for our annual CDS Picnic and are looking for an offer of a location for it. A Judge’s Review program will be planned for August and a date and location for it will also be decided.
Also the new method for propagation that Marge demonstrated at the March Meeting will be demonstrated as it has proved to be very successful.
Hopefully, some of our new members will join us at this meeting. You will always learn something new about dahlias during our chit chat and our coffee and doughnuts.
2015 CDS Meeting Dates:
Jun.14 Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judges Class 3
Jul. 12 Thomaston Bank
Aug. Annual Picnic, date & place to be decided
Aug. 29 CDS Dahlia Society 57th.Annual Show, Pond House, West Hartford
Sep No Meeting, Show Month
Oct. 11 Thomaston Bank, October Bloom Competition
Nov. 8 Thomaston Bank
Dec. Christmas Party, date & place to be decided
2015 Show Schedules:
Aug. 15 Washington County Fair, hosted by the RIDS
Aug . 22 New Jersey Dahlia Society
Aug. 29 57th CT Dahlia Society Show & 45th North Atlantic Dahlia Conference Show
Sep. 5 Southern Tier Dahlia Society
Sep. 5 & 6 Long Island Dahlia Society
Sep 12 &13 Rhode Island Dahlia Society
Sep 19 & 20 ADS 100th Anniversary Show by the Mid Island Dahlia Society at
Hofstra University, Hempstead, Long Island, NY
Tours will be held on Sept. 17, 18 and 21
Sep 26 & 27 Provincetown MA Dahlia Society
Oct. 3 & 4 Greenwich Dahlia Society
Oct. 10 & 11 Long Island Dahlia Society, 2nd Show
Marge Schnerr, Editor