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What Does a Novice Dahlia Grower Do After Frost?

 

Nothing seems to terrify a novice dahlia grower more than coping with the plants after the first frost.  Coping with tubers does not need to be a trial.  A professional grower can go to the following page for very detailed instructions on dealing with tubers:  https://dahlia.org/docsinfo/articles/digging-dividing-and-storing-tubers.

 

A novice grower, or a casual gardener enjoying garden dahlias, however, … See entire post.

Claudia Biggs recieves Garden of the Month Award

Twenty years ago, she was missing the dahlias her late husband had always planted. Not much of a gardener at that time, she didn’t follow her husband’s methods. So, to get her fix for the year, she headed for the dahlia displays at that year’s Spokane County Interstate Fair.

“I was hooked,” she said, laughing. “Now I’m a senior judge … See entire post.

Virus in Dahlias – Become Part of the Solution!

One of the opportunities that has evolved from the virus work at Washington State University is for you to become an important part of the solution to the problem of virus in our dahlia patches.  There are two key items that need to become a part of your routine practice in your garden.  First is to watch for the appearance … See entire post.

John Thiermann passes away 8/19/2018

John Thiermann
August 19, 2018

 

With great sadness, the Midwest Dahlia Conference reports that long time leader in the dahlia world, John Thiermann, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

John loved big dahlias, but was best known for his miniature introduction, Badger Twinkle.  He was the proprietor of J T Dahlias, which, in … See entire post.

Charles Breed, Dahlia Hill founder, dies at 91

From the www.dahliahill.org website:

CHARLES BREED  1-31-1927 TO 6-30-2018

CHARLES BREED PASSED AWAY SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018. HE WAS A TEACHER, ICON OF THE LOCAL ART COMMUNITY, FOUNDER OF DAHLIA HILL AND TRULY UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL. HE WILL BE DEEPLY MISSED.

Also, see this article in the Midland Daily News for more information.  … See entire post.

Dr. Pappu, WSU, honored
with the Humboldt Award

Dr. Hannu Pappu,  Washington State University virologist, has been honored with the Humboldt Award.  The award is granted, in recognition of a researcher’s entire achievements to date, to academics whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.

Pappu is the President … See entire post.

Free Virus Testing for Dahlia Vendors

If you sell dahlias and are located in the United States, The American Dahlia Society (ADS) would like to test a portion of your dahlia stock at no cost to you.  (Unfortunately, the logistics of sending leaf samples into the US precludes testing for companies outside the US.)  Funding from the Scheetz-Chuey Foundation will make this possible and the … See entire post.

New Garden Dahlia Presentation

Hapet Duo
Photo, A. Fisher

What is the difference between a garden dahlia and an exhibition dahlia? Where can I see examples of each?

In response to this sort of question, Alan Fisher, The Chairman of the Garden Dahlias Committee has prepared a presentation showing a couple dozen dahlias, examples of garden dahlias, exhibition dahlias, and dahlias that work for … See entire post.