Portland Dahlia Society Program Topics and Events for 2019
Main Topic(s)
Secondary Activities
February 12, 2019
Tuber storage check
Soil testing contact
Slug control/rodent control
Slideshow of New Introductions for 2019
Suggestions for bulk purchases through club (Seedling mix,
Tuber Silent Auction
March 12, 2019
Starting Tubers & Seeds, Taking Cuttings
Cuttings Demo & Hands-On(Before meeting)
Garden Insects slide show
Free mixed dahlia seed – bring blooms to October Meeting for
display & competition.
Tuber Silent Auction
April 9, 2019
Tuber Sale
Flower of the Year is Hollyhill Jitterbug
Tuber Auction limit 55 min
Plants will be available
May 4-5
Annual Spring Garden Fair in Canby
PDS sells tubers in Space F25
May 14, 2019
Planting, Staking & Tying
Slug Control Reminder
Fertilizer Discussion
Tuber & Plant Silent Auction
June 11, 2019
Watering Dahlias, Mulching & Shading
Pest, Weed & Disease Control Panel
Plant Sale Silent Auction
July 9, 2019
Dahlias as Cut Flowers – Good Varieties for Cutting, Home
Conditioning Cut Dahlias
How to Enter a Photo Competition
Container exchange – Bring your extras
Floral foam available
July 13, 2019
Judging School –Portland Area
Training Beginners and Advanced Judges
August 24-25
Portland Dahlia Society Annual Show
At Oaks Park Dance Pavilion, Portland
August 25 AM
Trial Garden Seedling Judging
Swan Island Dahlias
Aug 29-Sep 1
ADS National Show
Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan
September 10,
Potluck at Swan Island Dahlias
Saving Seeds & Breeding Dahlias
Arranging Demonstration by Gordon Jackman
Presentation & Q&A by Nicholas Gitts
Judging in the Trial Garden – class before potluck
October 8, 2019
Digging, Dividing & Storing
Demonstration & Hands-On - How to Divide
Discussion of Tubers Difficult to Store
Adjust for results of soil test, cover crop
Slug control now to reduce numbers
Seedling Competition – cash prizes – any seedling 1st through 3rd
year not in ADS Book
Special Seedling Competition – cash prizes – from Seeds given out
at March meeting
People’s Choice Seedling
Flower of the Year for 2020 Kelsey Annie Joy
Elect Flower of the Year for 2021; Show Themes
Tuber Clump Silent Auction
November 12, 2019
Digging, Dividing & Storing
Demonstration & Hands-On - How to Divide (before meeting)
BYO clumps for experts to divide
Photo Contest
Tuber Clump Silent Auction
Dec 10, 2019
Holiday Potluck Dinner