Newsletter 07/13



                     The Connecticut Dahlia Society 



                           July 2013 Meeting


Date:   July 14, 2013

Place: Thomaston Savings Bank, 985 Watertown Ave, Waterbury

Time:  1:00 pm New Members Program, Care of your growing plants, tying,

                           disbudding, and making transport crates for your show blooms              

            2:00 pm Regular Meeting


                    President’s  Message:

  Our June meeting was attended by an enthusiastic group of our new members who are seeking to improve their growing skills. We anticipate that those members will also attend our July program.

 We have had a very unusual month of June weather that produced excessive rain whose effects we will see for the rest of the season. That weather has now been followed by excessive heat and humidity, unusual for this time of year and this will also affect our dahlias.  Because of this unusual weather, we can expect to see an increase in some of the insects that we are usually able to keep under control and this will produce a challenge to us. The number of blooms that will expect to have for our early show is going to be effected by this unusual weather as well and we hope that that effect will be a good one.

 Since this will be our last regular meeting before both our Picnic and our Show, we will cover the planning for both of these events at this meeting.  Helpers are always needed at the show to assist the various committee chairmen during the show and especially during the set-up and break-down of the show. We hope that you will consider lending us some of your time during the show.

 Donna Paternostro



2013 NADC Show Schedules:   Please consider attending some of these other NADC society shows. In order for everyone to have a successful show, the participation of members of other societies bringing their blooms is necessary.

 Aug 17                    Washington County Fair, hosted by the RIDS

Aug 24                   Connecticut Dahlia Society 55th Annual Show (Saturday only)

Aug 31 & Sept 1     Long Island Dahlia Society

Sept 7                     Southern Tier Dahlia Society & NADC Show (Saturday only)

Sept 7 & 8               Rhode Island Dahlia Society

Sept 14                   Rochester Dahlia Society (Saturday only)

Sept 15                   Mid Island Dahlia Society (Sunday only)

Sept 21                   New Jersey Dahlia Society (Saturday only)

Sept 21 & 22          Greenwich Dahlia Society

Sept. 28 & 29         ProvincetownMA Dahlia Society

Oct. 5 & 6               Mid Island Dahlia Society, 2nd Show

Oct. 12 & 13           Long Island Dahlia Society, 2nd Show


Marge Schnerr,


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
Jun.14 Thomaston Bank
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