Meets second Tuesday of the month at Rose City Park
United Methodist Church, 5830 N.E. Alameda
Editor: Mike Riordan (503) 256-0425
|Next meeting Tuesday, September 9th, 2007
@ 4:00 PM
at Swan Island Dahlias
PROGRAM FOR SEPTEMBER
Our program for September will be a reprise of last year’s highly rated gathering at Swan Island Dahlias.
We realize that work schedules may limit some member’s arrival times. It is perfectly acceptable to join in
when ever your schedule or inclination allows.
We will start at 4:00 PM with a tour of the gardens and an opportunity to judge seedlings at our ADS
sanctioned trial garden. This is an easy way for judges to fulfill their annual requirement for trial garden judging.
Senior judges will be available to work in teams with those just starting out.
At about 5:30 we will have dinner. The Gitts family has generously agreed to provide potato salad and Marge’
s incomparable Lemon Meringue Pie. What makes these pies so special is that they are made with the lemons
freshly picked from the lemon trees in their greenhouses. Please bring a pot-luck dish of your own to share
along with a serving spoon. The Society will provide soft drinks.
Nicholas Gitts has agreed to be on hand to answer any dahlia related questions.
Both the Portland Dahlia Society and the ADS have a fall special for new members. If you know of someone
thinking about joining our society, or you are not yet an ADS member yourself, here’s a great opportunity to save
Join either the ADS or the Portland Dahlia Society now and get all of 2009 and the remainder of 2008 for the same
low price as if you joined in January of 2009. In the case of the ADS that means the June and September Bulletins
are absolutely free!
Membership in PDS is $7 per individual and $10 per household. The dues are payable to Treasurer, Larry
Sawyer at the meeting or can be mailed to Larry at: 11015 SW Berkshire St.
Portland, OR 97225-4407. Larry also has the information for the ADS dues. Please be aware that joining ADS
through our society is less than the rate for an ADS membership at large.
2008 ANNUAL SHOW
Our annual show was just completely this past Labor Day weekend. Many thanks to all members and participants
who worked so hard to make our show a resounding success. It could not have happened without everyone’s help
and cheerful cooperation. Thanks to show Co-Chairmen Larry Smith and Teresa Bergman. Special thanks to the
tally crew of Larry Sawyer, Shirley Bankston and Shirley Schaffer. Thanks to Larry Smith for re-arranging the
entries after the judging, making the overall impression of the show more eye appealing. Thanks to all the
members and commercial growers that provided cash or tuber awards. Special thanks to the donors from other
societies. Thanks to the team that set up the head table, put out the cards and table covers on Thursday afternoon.
Thanks to Jeanette Benson for coordinating the judges and clerks teams. Thanks to Jeanette for compiling our
complete show report and sending it off to the ADS Classification Chairman in San Francisco. This is how the wins
from our show get counted in next year’s Classification Book. Thanks to all the helpers that worked so well
together to make the show tear down and clean up go so smoothly. Special thanks to Marge Gitts for her work on
arranging the PNDC Show Banquet which was held at the Canby Grove Conference Center Saturday evening.
Results highlights summary provided on next page.
Pompons outdid themselves at our show, winning best in show, best triple entry in show and best basket in show.
PNDC GOLD MEDAL
The 2008 recipient of the PNDC Gold Medal for lifetime achievement is Jeanette Benson of our Portland Society.
Jeanette began her affiliation with the Portland Society in 1972. She eventually became hooked with the “dahlia
bug” and the rest is happy history. Her gold medal nomination letter reads is part: Jeanette has served as the
President and Vice-president of the Portland Soceity. She has assisted with the arrangements for the ADS
Executive Board Meeting hat was held in Portland and has made arrangements for most of the PNDC Spring
meetings that have been held in Portland. For many years she has been the liaison between the dahlia societies and
the garden clubs in the Portland area and the county fairs in the Northern Oregon and Southern Washington areas.
Jeanette has also prepared laminated educational exhibits for use at garden clubs and fairs. Last year her exhibit
won special recognition at the Oregon State Fair.
Jeanette has conducted numerous PNDC judging schools in the Portland area and has held judging dahlia
workshops for garden club judges and flower show judges.
She is a life member of the Portland Society and has served as and ADS representative for many years. Submitting
Portland’s show reports to the ADS was also a task she undertook.
This nominee has a nurseryman’s license and owns a small commercial dahlia business.
Jeanette has contributed an exhaustive amount of energy and time to promote the dahlia. As an avid grower, she
willingly shares her knowledge and experiences with anyone who shows interest or has a dahlia related question.
Ron and Ginger Clack
Roseburg Dahlia Society
Bob and Sally Miller
Southern Oregon Dahlia Society
Speaking for myself, Jeanette has always looked out for the best interests of our Society. She has gone out of her
way to welcome new members. She has been quick to praise and reluctant to disparage. She has steered the
Society away from the cult of personality and into a pluralistic ideal where everyone’s opinion is given its due. She
has been the glue that’s held us together. In the final analysis, she understands it’s not about any one of us, but
about all of us enjoying our dahlias growing hobby together.
LIFE MEMBERS NAMED
At our August meeting the membership voted to confer the honor of Life membership on Phil Mingus and Bill
Phil Mingus has served as President and Vice President of our Society. For a number of years Phil managed an
extensive commercial dahlia growing business. Phil has introduced a large number of new dahlia cultivars over the
years, all bearing the Mingus prefix. Phil always encouraged his customers to join their local dahlia society to learn
more about their favorite flower.
Bill Mishler has been the driving force behind the Canby Trial Garden. Bill has worked countless hours in
organizing and maintaining the garden. In doing so Bill has traveled round trip from Woodland Washington. Bill
has considerable paperwork and correspondence with the American Dahlia Society and the individual entrants at
the Trial Garden. Bill and his wife Betty operate the Bill and Betty Mishler Dahlia Gardens in Woodland
Washington. Bill has come up with a number of successful introductions, all with the Woodland’s moniker.
TRIAL GARDEN SIGN
During the PNDC fall business meeting; there was some discussion of a permanent sign to be placed at the Canby
Trial Garden. The purpose of the sign would be to inform the general public about the purpose and workings of the
Trial Garden. The PNDC membership seemed favorably disposed to assisting our society in the cost of producing
such a sign. We hope to have some more information and a discussion during our September business meeting.
2008 Portland Dahlia Show Results
AWARD DAHLIA WINNER
Best Double Bloom Little Willo Tiffany Boatwright
Best Disc Bloom in Show Delta Red Larry Smith
Best Double Triple Entry Willo Borealis Mike Riordan
Best Disc Triple Entry Elvira Gordon Jackman
Best Basket in Show Bowen-Linda Harris Eleanor Shantz
Best Design in Show Margaret Kennedy
Open Sweepstakes 185 points Mark & Laura Oldenkamp
Amateur Sweepstakes 71 points Michael Canning
71 points Emily Gorsch
Novice Sweepstakes 80 points Shirley Bankston
Junior Sweepstakes 102 points Heidi Oldenkamp
Largest Bloom in Show Ivory Palaces Jeff Jeffs
People’s Choice Bodacious Gary Murphy
Best “AA” in Show Ivory Palaces Audrey Oldenkamp
Best triple “AA” in Show No Award
Best “A” in Show Kenora Jubilee Mike Riordan
Best triple “A” in Show No Award
Best “B” in Show Camano Sitka Michael Canning
Best triple “B” in Show Peach Delight Mike Riordan
Best “BB” in Show Taratahi Lilac Mark Oldenkamp
Best triple “BB” in Show Scott’s R.W. Mike Riordan
Best miniature in Show Weston Spanish Dancer Lexa Cookson
Best triple miniature in Show Nicole C. Michael Canning
Best Ball in Show Tahoma Lucas Tiffany Boatwright
Best Triple Ball in Show No Award
Best Miniature Ball in Show Pocrates Wayne Shantz
Best Triple Miniature Ball Ms. Kennedy Ted Kennedy
Best Pompon in Show Little Willo Tiffany Boatwright
Best Triple Pompon in Show Willo Borealis Mike Riordan
Best Waterlily in Show Pam Howden Lexa Cookson
Best Triple Waterlily Chimicum Cathleen Gary Murphy
Best Stellar in Show Primrose Pet Larry Smith
Best Triple Stellar Alloway Candy Jeanette Benson
Best Anemone in Show Comet Michael Canning
Best Triple Anemone EV Fire Puff Gordon Jackman
Best Collerette in Show Teesbrooke Redeye Larry Smith
Best Triple Collerette David Lam Elva Sellens
Best Mignon Single Inflammation Larry Smith
Best Triple Mignon Single Stillwater Plum Mark Oldenkamp
Best Orchid in Show Lupin Shelia Larry Smith
Best Triple Orchid in Show Marie Schnugg Elva Sellens
Best Peony in Show Miss Muffet Larry Smith
AWARD DAHLIA WINNER
Best Triple Peony in Show Elvira Gordon Jackman
Best Single in Show Delta Red Larry Smith
Best Triple Single in Show Bashful Mark Oldenkamp
Best Open Novelty in Show Jacs Kelli Tiffany Boatwright
Best Triple Open Novelty in Show No Award
Best Double Novelty in Show Valley Porkupine Audrey Oldenkamp
Best Triple Double Novelty EV Puff & Stuff Gordon Jackman
Best Basket “A” or “AA” No Award
Best Basket “B” Dahlias Hollyhill Cotton Candy Margaret Kennedy
Best Basket “BB” Dahlias Chilson’s Pride Ginger Clack
Best Basket Small Flowering Bowen-Linda Harris Eleanor Shantz
Best Basket Mixed Sizes No Award
Best Basket Other Types Elvira Gordon Jackman
Best First Year Seedling Ted Kennedy
Best Second Year Seedling Ted Kennedy
Best Triple Undisseminated Ted Kennedy
Best “AA” Open Division Bodacious Gary Murphy
Best “A” Open Division Kenora Jubilee Mike Riordan
Best “A” Amateur Division Aitara Majesty Michael Canning
Best “A” Novice Division Amgard Delicate Shirley Bankston
Best “A” Junior Division Mick’s Peppermint Amy Toedtli
Best “B” Open Division Peach Delight Ted Kennedy
Best “B” Amateur Division Camano Sitka Michael Canning
Best “B” Novice Division No Award
Best “B” Junior Division Ruskin Andrea Heidi Oldenkamp
Best “BB” Open Division Taratahi Lilac Mark Oldenkamp
Best “BB” Amateur Division Esmerelda Michael Canning
Best “BB” Novice Division Bristol Fleck Shirley Bankston
Best “BB” Junior Division Peach Delight Heidi Oldenkamp
Best Miniature Open Division Martina Mark Oldenkamp
Best Miniature Amateur Division Weston Spanish Dancer Lexa Cookson
Best Miniature Novice Division Shadow Cat Shirley Bankston
Best Miniature Junior Division Elvira Julie Toedtli
Best Design Section A Margaret Kennedy
Best Design Section B Margaret Kennedy
Best Design Section C Ted Kennedy
|Best Basket in Show
|Best in Show Single Bloom
Pom-Little Willo by Tiffany Boatwright
Best in Show Triple
Pom -Willo Borealis by Mike Riordan
Pam Howden Water Design
by Margaret Kennedy