The Connecticut Dahlia Society
May 2016 Newsletter
Meeting Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm Display of CDS Historical Materials
2:00 pm Business Meeting
Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Avenue,
Thank you to all of the Committee members who helped with the sale and also thank you to those members that donated roots as well. All of you contributed to the success of the sale. In keeping with trying to improve with all of our programs we will critique the Root Sale and its outcome at this meeting.
Planting time now approaches and most of you are tilling your gardens, adding fertilizer and placing the stakes for the roots that will need to be planted around the middle of May.
This month I will bring the historical items to the meeting from the past 57 years of the CT Dahlia Society. These will be on display from 1:00 pm till the end of the meeting. Come and look for members and yourself in the archives that have been responsible in creating this organization.
7006, Stellar, Red
David Murphy, Originator
Derrill W. Hart Medal Winner
American Dahlia Society
This seedling was entered into 3 different ADS Trial Gardens: Bonneyville, North Central and Inland Empire and received a combined score of 86.91 to win the stellar award. Congratulations, David!
The CT Dahlia Society is looking for volunteers to work as clerks at our show August 27th. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet fellow dahlia enthusiasts, see the very best of the varieties being grown today and learn more about exhibiting your beautiful blooms! No experience needed. You will be traveling with a judging team and will be recording and marking the winning blooms, as per the judges’ instructions. In the process, you will be learning about the dahlias chosen and helping CDS. Once the judging is over, you will receive a voucher for lunch, and a have a chance to enjoy the show!
If you’ve always wanted to get involved, this is a wonderful way to start, and is a one-time commitment.
Please contact Melanie Dumont, our coordinator, for more information or to volunteer.
2016 CDS Meeting Dates:
June 12 Thomaston Bank
July 10 Thomaston Bank
Aug. Annual Picnic, date & place to be decided
Aug. 27 CDS Dahlia Society
58th Annual Show
Pond House, West Hartford
Sept. No Meeting, Show Month
Oct. 9 Thomaston Bank
Nov. 13 Thomaston Bank
Dec. Holiday Party, date & place to be decided
2016 Show Schedule:
Aug. 20 & 21 Washington County Fair, hosted by the RIDS
Aug. 27 CT Dahlia Society 58th Annual Show
Sep. 3 Southern Tier Dahlia Society
Sep. 3 & 4 Long Island Dahlia Society
Sep 10 & 11 Rhode Island Dahlia Society
Sept. 17 & 18 New England Dahlia Society, 1st Show, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA
Sept. 24 & 25 Mid Island Dahlia Society
Oct. 1 & 2 Greenwich Dahlia Society
Provincetown MA Dahlia Society
Oct. 8 & 9 Long Island Dahlia Society 2nd Show
Marilyn Lonergan, Editor