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Annual Garden Tour and Picnic

Save The Date for our 2017 Garden Tour and Picnic

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Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

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Annual Spring Picnic

The MDS annual spring picnic is set for Saturday, June 10,2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The picnic will be held at the Ordway Picnic Shelter located across from the Sensory Garden.

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Timing Blooms for The Shows

This subject is probably one of the hardest to explain and to write about, but I will attempt to do so anyway. One of the reasons why the dahlia is one of my favorite flowers is because, to a certain extent, I can control when they come into bloom.

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Topping and Pinching Guide

To grow show worthy Dahlias, you need to pinch unwanted growth strategically. We discussed this at the last general meeting and are putting it into action in the trial garden. Here are some notes and visual aids for your reference.

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Order Your MDS Logo Wear – Deadline Extended to July 20th!

Logo Wear Order Deadline has been Extended to July 20, 2017!

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Planting Dahlias

What is the best way to plant show worthy dahlias? We discussed different approaches and practices at our last general meeting, and will now share what we actually did at the Trial Garden this year.

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Paul Mohr passed away

Paul E. Mohr, 87, of Corcoran, went home to heaven on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was a long time member of MDS and ADS. His loved his hobbies, some of which included building wood duck houses, fishing, gardening, growing dahlias and creating games and inventions.

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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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Order Your MDS Logo Wear – Deadline Extended to July 20th!

Logo Wear Order Deadline has been Extended to July 20, 2017!

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Dahlia Tubers on Sale at Arb

Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318
Nine miles west of I-494 on State Hwy. 5

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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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Judges

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

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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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2016 Fall Show Book

The Show Book for the 2016 Fall Show is ready too. Printed copies were...

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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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2016 Calendar

MDS Calendar of Events General Meetings are on the Second Monday of...

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Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

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Trial Garden Planting

Trial Garden Planting Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

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2017 Tuber Bagging

Saturday, April 8th- Tuber Bagging Party 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

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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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Recent Posts From Trial Garden

Planting Dahlias

What is the best way to plant show worthy dahlias? We discussed different approaches and practices at our last general meeting, and will now share what we actually did at the Trial Garden this year.

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Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

Trial Garden Work Team Sign Up

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Annual Spring Picnic

The MDS annual spring picnic is set for Saturday, June 10,2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The picnic will be held at the Ordway Picnic Shelter located across from the Sensory Garden.

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Trial Garden Planting

Trial Garden Planting Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

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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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