The Connecticut Dahlia Society
August 11, 2013
Date: August 11, 2013
Place: Home of Marjorie Schnerr – 65 Clark Hill Road, Prospect, CT
Time: 12:00 pm New Members Program, Staging your blooms for exhibition,
Members, please bring blooms to use in the staging and to beautify
our picnic tables
We have certainly had a difficult dahlia season thus far. Not only have we had extreme heat but also a variety of pests. Our dahlias somehow seem to recover in spite of the challenges they’ve endured.
Our August picnic will be held at the home of Marjorie Schnerr on August 11, 2013 at 12:00noon. It will give our new members an incredible experience to see how a 40 year grower has perfected the Dahlia. She also is very willing to share her “secrets” as to how she grows such beautiful healthy plants. Our New Member Program will educate our prospective exhibitors in how to transport their blooms to our show without damaging the bloom or the foliage. Our novice section is a great start to begin the exhibiting process. Perhaps if you would also like to clerk for our show it is a great learning experience to see how a dahlia is graded for the Court of Honor. Over the years our picnic has given our members a chance to socialize and also hear of our other interests in gardening.
The Society supplies the meats, rolls and soft drinks but our guests provide the additional picnic foods. Please sign up with Marge as to what you would like to bring. Please bring your comfortable chairs so you may relax and enjoy the day. A raffle will also be held. If you have a raffle item it will be appreciated. The more items the more the fun.
Please respond to Marge as to your intent on coming. I hope to see all of you at our picnic.
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 from 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
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|