Newsletter 04/14

The Connecticut Dahlia Society

April 2014 Newsletter

Date: Sunday, April 27th, 2014
Place: Pond House, Elizabeth Park, West Hartford
Time: 12:00 pm, Planning a New Dahlia Garden

Sale is Open to both the Members and the Public at 12:00 Noon until Sold Out

Members who are able to donate roots, please have them clearly labeled and
with at least one visible eye and drop them off to our Root Sale Set-Up
Committee by no later than 11:00 am

President’s Message:

Happy spring!

We can now begin to get excited about getting our gardens in shape. Planting old favorites and new varieties should make for a fun filled dahlia season.

Soon our Root Sale will be upon us. Please remember to deliver your tubers on Sunday before 11:00 AM. They should be clean and labeled with one visible eye. Please try to donate and attend our Root Sale since it allows us to host our annual Dahlia Show and help with the monetary awards. We will have many pictures this year to help identify the varieties allowing the sale to run efficiently.

Special thanks to Marjorie Schnerr and Marilyn Lonergan for the time and effort in researching, printing, and organizing the photos.

Please support your Connecticut Dahlia Society.

Donna Paternostro

Changes in the Root Sale this year:

Root Sale donations should be delivered at the latest by 11:00 am. Roots should have at least one visible eye and be clearly labeled with the variety name. All roots that we have purchased ahead of the sale will already be labeled before the sale day by our Root Sale Committee so that no help with this will be needed the morning before the start of the sale.

The Root Sale Committee will be the only people in the root set-up area before 12:00 noon.

We are making pictures of all of the varieties that have either been purchased or donated so if you will have donations of 5 or more of any single variety, please email or call the varieties into Marge so that pictures of them can be made ahead of the sale.

Roots will be displayed in groups by size or form and not by color as the colors will be visible on the pictures. Roots will still be sold at $4.00 each, but if any members have any healthy unlabeled ones that are unknown as to name, they can still be donated and we will bag them for sale at 10/bag for $20.00.

Some of the varieties that have been purchased ahead of the sale are:

0111 Ben Huston AA ID B
1105 Elsie Huston A ID DKPK
1210 Mingus Phillip II A SC LB L/W
1210 Mingus Wesley A SC LB L/W
1211 Wyn’s Sensation C B
1410 Camano Messenger A SC LB PK/Y
2110 Ferncliff Illusion B ID LB W/L
2402 Chimicum Julia B IC Y
2502 Citron du Cap B LC Y
3002 Ruskin Diane BB FD Y
3014 Mingus Toni BB ID V DKPK/R
3302 Ferncliff Lemon Aura BB C Y
3411 Shea’s Rainbow BB IC Var Y/DKPK
6007 Cornel Ball DKR
6111 Valley Rust Bucket MBall B
6201 Bowen Pompon
7004 Alloway Candy Stellar PK
7006 Fidalgo Julie Stellar R
9001 Alpen Cherub Collarette W

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

Marge Schnerr, Editor