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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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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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General Meeting October 2016

How to dig tubers and store them.

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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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Dahlia Growing Mesh to Reduce Tying

From the MDS facebook: As discussed at our October general meeting, there...

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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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2016 North Central Trial Garden

  The 2016 opening of the N.C.T.G.  had the largest number of entries...

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Working at the Trial Garden 2016

Team 1 Volunteers at the Trial Garden

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2016 Trial Garden Work Teams

2016 Trial Garden Work Teams. See which days you have signed up for.

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2016 North Central Trial Garden

  The 2016 opening of the N.C.T.G.  had the largest number of entries...

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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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