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The sun has been shining, the dahlias are blooming... what more could anyone want?! How about a dahlia show!! September 14th is the date to save... it's the 80th Rochester Dahlia Society Show. This year we will be at Bristol's, 7454 NY-96, Victor, NY 14564. Bristol's is a large garden center with multiple greenhouses, tropical plants, garden supplies and landscaping tools! Stop by and see the amazing dahlias your friends and neighbors are growing. Members will be available for any questions you might have on growing these beautiful flowers! Please note : we will be selling arrangements for $7 apiece both Saturday and Sunday. Come out and see us!
Till next month, Patti Pirz Rochester Dahlia Society, President
Congratulations to Suzanne Zigrassi for becoming an ADS Accredited Judge. Woo hoo!
Some pictures from our 80th Anniversary show
August and September are show and garden tour time for dahlia growers. Ginger and Jeff’s garden was beautiful, and Mary presented Bill with his certificate for becoming a candidate judge. RDS members visited our dahlias at the Webster Arboretum, then went to Liz and Tom’s garden, shown below.
The Wayne County Show
Dahlia update, about July 5! Our dahlias are thriving, thanks to the team that is caring for them. The drip system was repaired and the garden was mulched. This looks to be our best year ever at the Webster Arboretum. Stop by and check it out sometime…
It is hard to believe that these tiny plants will reach the top of these tall stakes. What we need now is some sun! The team put these in the ground on June 10 and will continue to weed and stake the dahlias as they grow.
Here is a great shot of our new trailer. We just
got it wrapped. Really looks great!
I wanted to a take a moment and Thank each and every one for all the hard work on Saturday! We really had a wonderful day!
Our final numbers are that we potted 750 tubers and have 111 varieties! Everyone should be proud! We all did a GREAT job!
I'm getting calls from people who would like to donate more tubers to the sale. We will definitely be over 800 by the time we head for the sales.
Thank you again for all who gave up space in their homes for fostering plants! Thank you for the wonderful refreshments! We had yummy treats to keep us going! Please think about helping out at the sales. If you are interested please let me know. Thank you very much!! Thank you again! Sincerely, Patti Pirz Rochester Dahlia Society - President
We had 41 members working in an assembly line. We potted about 750 tubers to be sold at the May sales.
Here are some pics from our 2018 Dahlia Show
Monroe County Fair 2018
On Friday, August 3 - A dozen dahlia enthusiasts gathered at the new site for the Monroe County Fair. We put together a small show, and judged our own entries. This was a good warm-up for larger shows to come this summer. Judges brushed up on their skills and we enjoyed each other’s company as well as the flowers.
Our RDS judges narrowed the "Best Dahlia" down to five and the general flower chair picked two winners instead of one. Tom had "Javier" and Al had "Fancy Pants". Carol was another big winner, but hers was not picked this time. Below are a couple of pictures from the fair.
Here Comes the Judge, Here Comes the Judge! Congratulations to Al Cocco on his new Judgeship!
At our February RDS meeting Mary Feasel, Senior ADS Judge, presented Al Cocco with a certificate from the American Dahlia Society. Al has advanced from Candidate Judge to Accredited Judge. Congratulations, Al!
Some 2017 Show pictures
Webster Arboretum June 21st.
Our Club planting Dahlias at the Webster Arboretum
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