|About the Portland Dahlia Society
2012 American Dahlia Society National Show
How to Grow Dahlias and other Related Articles
Bulletins(several years archived)
Annual Tuber Sales and Auction
Portland Dahlia Show Information
How to Join the Club
Trial Garden and Judging Forms
Visit to Park's and Clack's Dahlias
Lots of pictures
A visit to Old House Dahlias
Pictures of Our 2018 Trial Garden
|Summary of past program
July 2020 Meeting minutes
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
02-11-14 ADS DVD and
2012 Cuttings By Kennedy
08-09-16 Dahlia Baskets
05-08-18 Fertilizing Dahlias
07-10-18 Breeding Dahlias
2020 Halls Of Heddon
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
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
|PORTLAND DS MEMBERS WIN!
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.
|Allen’s Country Roads
We have scheduled a Zoom meeting on March 9th, 7PM. . Zoom address:
Program List for Meeting
Pictures for Cutting Presentation
|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
Contact her with any questions and to order --
email@example.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
show...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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|News on our
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
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
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
|SHOPIFY WEB TUBER SALES
By Shirley Bankston
The Shopify store will be open on April 5 through April
10 for PDS members and friends. This year all orders
placed will be shipped to the address on the order.
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.
On April 13th, 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.