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Judges Meeting after Tuber Bagging

Judges’ meeting will be held following our tuber bagging party at the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) bldg.

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March General Meeting 2017

March General Meeting – Monday March 13
Water Wise

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First General Meeting of 2017

General Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Education: Soil & Composting

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Tuber Sale Sign Up

You are invited to sign up for a time and role at our annual MDS Tuber Sale. This is a great opportunity to participate and help the club and it is just for a couple hours on this one day. We really value you and want to include you.

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2017 Spring Tuber Sale

Spring Tuber Sale 2017
Will be on a Saturday in April 15th, at Bachman’s Garden Center, 6010 Lyndale Ave, South.

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2016 Awards

These are the State Fair champions for this year. Congratulations! Listed by Person, Award, and Variety or points.

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2016 Christmas Party

Monday, December 12 – General Meeting and Potluck Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Presentation: Holiday Party and the Year in Review

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Minnesota’s largest dahlia grower has deer to thank

Creekside Dahlias, as he calls his growing operation, has taken over much of the 4-acre lot in Ham Lake on which his home sits. A watering system makes sure the dahlias — a notoriously thirsty plant — stay hydrated. Gardening tarp keeps weeds under control between rows and rows of neatly labeled plants

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Judges Meeting after Tuber Bagging

Judges’ meeting will be held following our tuber bagging party at the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) bldg.

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Judges’ Workshop Summer 16

our next judges’ meeting to be held in the Trial Garden at the Arboretum August 13 at 9:30 AM. Consider coming earlier to help with garden maintenance. If you are deficient in training hours please try to attend

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2015 ADS Trial Garden Medal Winners

2015 North Central Trial Garden Scoring Entries

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ADS Accredited Judges Course Outline 2015

Dates after 7-1-15 may change and anyone interested in attending a session...

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2016 Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Sunday, November 13th, 4:00 p.m. in the banquet room at Joseph’s Grill in St.Paul

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2015 Awards Dinner

Sunday, November 8th, 4:30 p.m. Banquette and Awards
Banquette room in the Hampton Inn bldg. on the NE corner of 694 and Lexington Ave.

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Show Results

Below are the Show results from the Minnesota State Fair and...

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2015 Bachman’s Court

These are the Court of Honor winners from the 2015 fall show at...

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Tuber Sale Sign Up

You are invited to sign up for a time and role at our annual MDS Tuber Sale. This is a great opportunity to participate and help the club and it is just for a couple hours on this one day. We really value you and want to include you.

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2017 Spring Tuber Sale

Spring Tuber Sale 2017
Will be on a Saturday in April 15th, at Bachman’s Garden Center, 6010 Lyndale Ave, South.

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Logo Shirts

If you would like to order logo wear, please email me your sizes and quantity. We will submit our order to the vendor and collect payment from members when the final total is received. We hope to have logo wear by the State Fair Show.

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2016 Spring Tuber Sale

Show quality Dahlia tubers, below retail prices.

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Judges

MDS Judges’ Information The MDS Judges’ Calendar of Events for...

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2017 Calendar

Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck meal (bring a dish to share and your tableware), followed by a brief business meeting and an informational presentation. Oak Grove Lutheran Church on 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423. Enter at the east entrance on Augsburg Ave. Non-members are welcome to join us.

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2016 Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony, Sunday, November 13th, 4:00 p.m. in the banquet room at Joseph’s Grill in St.Paul

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Winners with Blooms State Fair 2016

I didn’t get to take everyone’s picture holding their bloom but here are a few that I did capture. Unfortunately a few did not come out.

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State Fair Bloom Count 2016

1,145 Entries 1,661 Blooms

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2017 Calendar

Join us at 6:15 p.m. for a potluck meal (bring a dish to share and your tableware), followed by a brief business meeting and an informational presentation. Oak Grove Lutheran Church on 7045 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423. Enter at the east entrance on Augsburg Ave. Non-members are welcome to join us.

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Winners with Blooms State Fair 2016

I didn’t get to take everyone’s picture holding their bloom but here are a few that I did capture. Unfortunately a few did not come out.

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State Fair Bloom Count 2016

1,145 Entries 1,661 Blooms

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2016 State Fair Show Book

The Show Book for the 2016 State Fair is ready. Printed copies will be distributed at the picnic after the garden tour, next Sunday the 21st. But in the meantime you can download a PDF version from here.

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Tuber Sale Sign Up

You are invited to sign up for a time and role at our annual MDS Tuber Sale. This is a great opportunity to participate and help the club and it is just for a couple hours on this one day. We really value you and want to include you.

Read More

2017 Spring Tuber Sale

Spring Tuber Sale 2017
Will be on a Saturday in April 15th, at Bachman’s Garden Center, 6010 Lyndale Ave, South.

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Judges’ Workshop Summer 16

our next judges’ meeting to be held in the Trial Garden at the Arboretum August 13 at 9:30 AM. Consider coming earlier to help with garden maintenance. If you are deficient in training hours please try to attend

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Rainy Day at the Trial Garden

This is the second time, in a row, that it has rained all day while I am volunteering at the trial garden.
That explains why I was the only one there. Garden looked great.

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Recent Posts From Trial Garden

2016 North Central Trial Garden

Revised count of entries in the N.C.T.G. reveal the possible end of a steady decline.

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2016 TG Entries Fall

These photos here were taken, on the last day that judges were able to judge them, on September 18th. It was a beautiful sunny day

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2016 TG Entries

Photos of the trial entries as of August 20th, 2016. Photos were taken before the plants were cleaned up because I knew we would need to leave as soon as the work was done.

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2015 ADS Trial Garden Medal Winners

2015 North Central Trial Garden Scoring Entries

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2015 North Central Trial Garden

Clearview Royal MB DB D&D Parshall 94.3; Destiny’s Teachers O V R Lobaugh 91.5; Anthony Armelin ST R Murphy 87.9; Clearview Butterscotch M FD LB D&D Parshall 87.6; Glencoe Fluff BB LC DB Chmura 87

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2014 North Central Trial Garden

Kelsey Dwarf (MS LV/pr) took the award for highest score in the garden as well as first bloom on June 24 (just 3 weeks after planting!) and thrilled container enthusiasts with its season-long multitude of eye-catching flowers on neat, 2’x2’ plants. Hollyhill Rudolph (MB RD) followed early July and was very appealing to garden visitors with its floriferous, fire-engine red, globular blooms dotting dense foliage. A cold spell in early August slowed the plants, but by mid-month KA’s Cloud (A ID WH), substantial in size, was as delicate as a cloud at sunrise with its pastel blush. Clearview Sharon (B C YL) and Hollyhill Jeanette (BB C OR) popped from the garden with their striking cactus forms

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2013 North Central Trial Garden

Lo-Joy (MS-RD) took the award for the garden’s first bloom June 14; followed closely by Lo-Redeye (MS-DB) that thrilled the container gardeners with its season-long, eye-catching color and floriferousness. Doodlebug swayed the judges to garner the highest score in the garden (91.1).

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2015 NORTH CENTRAL TRIAL GARDEN

 Our May 30 planting was cancelled due to excessive rain, but the fence was...

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Trial Garden Results

Below are the Trial Garden results. To view the results, please click on a...

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