About the Portland Dahlia Society
2012 American Dahlia Society National Show
How to Grow Dahlias and other Related Articles
Bulletins(several years archived)
Australian Bulletins
Dahlia Classification
Annual Tuber Sales and Auction
Portland Dahlia Show Information
How to Join the Club
Trial Garden and Judging Forms
Contact Us
Visit to Park's and Clack's Dahlias
Lots of pictures
A visit to Old House Dahlias
Pictures of Our 2018 Trial Garden
Click Here to go to the PNDC website
Summary of past program
July 2020 Meeting minutes
07-09-13 Cut
05-13-14 Tying Up Dahlias
06-11-13 Irrigation of
06-10-14 Weeding  T-Tape
10-08-13 Digging and
07-08-14 Selling cut flowers
11-12-13 Storing
02-11-14 ADS DVD and
03-10-15 Cuttings(handout)
2012 Cuttings By Kennedy
05-12-15 Staking
08-09-16 Dahlia Baskets
05-08-18 Fertilizing Dahlias
07-10-18 Breeding Dahlias
2020 Halls Of Heddon
April Bulletin
List of programs 2020 Revised Jan 2020
Yes, we have a Facebook page!
Portland Dahlia Society Facebook Page
Federation Newsletter March 2019
2019 Show Schedule
2018 Show Results
09-18-18  Annual Picnic Pictures and article
2018 Show to be held at Oaks Park.
2018 Show Catalog
Dance Pavilion Table Layout
Soil Test Interpretation Guide by OSU
est 1928
Our Larry Smith talks about micro dahlias
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Larry Smith talks Dahlias on television.
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Map of Oaks Park, click to enlarge
The American Dahlia Society's Derrill W. Hart Medal is
awarded annually to varieties scoring highest in accredited
Trial Gardens located across the United States and Canada
during the previous growing season.  Only seven Hart
medals are awarded each year and two have been won by
PDS originations: "Allen’s Country Roads," an A size (Large)
red incurved cactus, originated by Allen Manuel.  This is
Allen's third consecutive Hart medal, previously winning with
"Allen's Blackbeard" and "Allen's Arctic Fox." My Forever, an
orange waterlily, originated by Nicholas Gitts of Swan Island
Dahlias.  This is Nick's second consecutive Hart medal
following last year's win with "Dancing Queen," a pink stellar
form dahlia. It is very quite the feather in the caps of these
local hybridizers to have won in consecutive years.
My Forever
Allen’s Country Roads
Zoom  Meeting
We have scheduled a  Zoom meeting on April 13th, 7PM.  Zoom address

Program outline for the meeting
Virtual Show

Winners Videos
Show Rules
Trial Garden  2020
Video of Results
Dahlia Calendars for 2021...  What a
great idea for a no touch- contact Christmas Gift!  This is a
fundraiser for the Portland Dahlia Society sponsored 2023
ADS National Show.  
Calendars for 2021 are being sold by the National Capitol
Society (Wash. DC).  The calendar is 8-1/2" x 22" and the
images are of high quality.  They can be ordered through
Teresa Bergman.  

Contact her with any questions and to order --
teresa@dahlias4u.com.  A small portion of the sales will
benefit our own National Show to be held in 2023.    Each
calendar will be $10.00 plus postage.  To receive by

please order by 12/15/20.
Speaking of the
2023 national
.Eric Toedtli is heading
up a contest for naming our show
theme.  Our theme in 2012, when we
last sponsored a National Show, was
"Follow the Oregon Trail of Dahlias"  
Gordon Jackman has suggested, "The
Place to Be in Twenty-Three". Usually,
the show theme is tied in with the
classes for the Arrangement Section.
The society is offering a $25 prize for
the winning theme.  Please send your
theme entries to etoedtli@yahoo.com  
News on our
annual photo
Here are the categories for the annual
Portland Dahlia Society photo contest:

1-dahlia portrait-one bloom
2-macro view (close up) of a dahlia
3-two or more blooms
4-dahlia gardens
5-dahlias with people
6-dahlias with critters (bees, frogs,pets, etc.)
$10 for the winner in each class.   
There is no limit of entries.  Digital photos should be
(use your own discretion—this has been a strange
Digital images should be sent to Larry Smith at

Winners Videos
Video (1)
Video (2)
Video (3)
Video (4)Judges and Their
(5)Gardens and then People
(6) 28 minute version of the
above for  media outlets
Giant Blooms of Walter Hardisty shown
by Bob & Cynthia Patterson
Annual Club Tuber Sale: We will use SHOPIFY and
the date for General Public is  April xx
(Date to be announced soon)
Video About the Upcoming Tuber Sale
Use this form for tuber donations
By Shirley Bankston
The Shopify store will be open about April 5 through April
10 for
PDS members only. This year all orders
placed will be shipped to the address on the order and none can be picked up at our packing site.
A PDS presale discount coupon of 20% will be available
(only during this time) to use that will lower the price
and help pay for shipping.
Our goal is to open up sales for the general public a few days after the club member sale is concluded.  Shopify will be launched to the USA!
Domestic shipping of tubers only – no international to
Alaska or Hawaii. The base price for tubers will be
$5.00 each. Some “more recent” varieties will have a
higher set price and will be noted on the site. More details when they are availble.
How to Join the Club
Taking Dahlia
cuttings: Link to a Youtube video by our
club member Mark Oldenkamp