The Connecticut Dahlia Society
January 2015 Newsletter
Meeting Date: Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting, this is open to any interested members
2:00 pm Business Meeting
Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Ave. , Waterbury
Happy New Year!
The year 2015 should prove to be a very exciting year for exhibiting as many new varieties have been introduced and competition will be gearing up for the 2015 ADS Centennial Show to be held on Long Island in mid September. National shows are always special and this one will have judges and exhibitors traveling from all over the US. You should begin now to plan on attending.
As you know Marge and Marilyn traveled to the ADS National show in Tacoma Washington this past year and they had a great time and brought back many pictures of the show and garden’s of many of the commercial growers and the Trial Gardens in that area.
We look forward to having many of our newer growers exhibiting at our show this year. We especially look for them to get involved helping out at our show in clerking and in the set up and the breakdown of the show.
As we eagerly await the 2015 ADS Classification and Handbook we certainly can research the new varieties that will be available by checking the ADS website: dahlia.org There the results of the Trial Gardens and the Bench judging can be seen and these may give you an idea for what you may like to try in the way of new introductions for 2015.
Our educational programs will continue this year with training for prospective new judges and also a course on propagation that will start in February and continue through till April. Those members who are interested can try this aspect of dahlias that will show them how to take cuttings and produce plants that will enable them to increase the yield from their roots.
Possible Meeting Cancellation Due to Weather:
If weather presents a hazardous driving situation, call Marge to find out the status of the meeting. We will make that decision by 11:00 am.
Accredited Judges Classes:
These classes will be held if we have enough members who wish to fulfill the requirements. Members who wish to become a new judge will be required to attend all of these 3 CDS classes and who should contact Marge to let her know that you will attend.
Starting at the February Meeting, Marge will begin a demonstration on beginning propagation of dahlias. This will be part of the Judging program at 1:00 pm. This will be continued at the March Meeting and also at the April Root Sale.
2015 CDS Meeting Dates:
2015 Meeting Dates:
(All Meetings are at the Thomaston Bank unless otherwise noted). The programs for new members are open to any members who are interested.
|Jan. 11||Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Finance Committee Meeting, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting|
|Feb. 15||Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting|
|Mar. 15||Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting|
|Apr. 26||Root Sale, West Hartford, Set-up 10:00 am, 12:00 Noon Sale Open to the Public|
|May 17||Thomaston Bank, 1:00 pm Accredited Judge’s Class, 2:00 pm Regular Meeting|
|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|
|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 CT Dahlia Society 57th Annual 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