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2018 First General Meeting

February 12: General Meeting and Potluck Dinner
Oak Grove Lutheran Church
Education: Soil, Fertilizer, and 2017 Year in Review slideshow.

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2018 Spring Tuber Sale List

Sunday, April 15th
Bachman’s Garden Center,
Lyndale 9:30 – 3:30

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2018 Calendar

General Meetings are on the Second Monday in February, March, May, October, and December. Tuber Sale is Sunday, April 15. June Picnic is Saturday, June 10. Garden Tour is August. State Fair Show is September 2-3. Fall Show is September 15-16. Awards Banquet is Sunday, November 11.

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2018 Dahlias of Today Publication

You can purchase a copy of the PSDA’s 2018 Dahlias of Today

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Soil Presentation Recap

A recap and information from our presentation on soil at the February general meeting. These tips should make a big difference in the success of your garden.

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2018 Spring Tuber Sale List

Sunday, April 15th
Bachman’s Garden Center,
Lyndale 9:30 – 3:30

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2017 Cream of the Crop and Fabulous 50

Check out the 2017 ADS Cream of the Crop and Fabulous Fifty lists!

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Open Board Position

The Second Vice President position has not been filled. We are seeking members interested in filling this role.

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2017 Trial Garden Judging

2017 Trial Garden Judging teams and assignments have been organized and are provided below along with current ADS Score Sheets. Karen Zierdt has scheduled a brief Judges Meeting

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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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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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2015 State Winners

These are photos some of the Court of Honor winners. I couldn’t get...

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2018 Spring Tuber Sale List

Sunday, April 15th
Bachman’s Garden Center,
Lyndale 9:30 – 3:30

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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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State Fair Show Volunteer Sign-Up

State Fair Show Signup.  We need everyone’s help for the MDS State Fair Show. We are once again using the electronic signup through SignUpGenius (instructions).

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Judges

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

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2017 Cream of the Crop and Fabulous 50

Check out the 2017 ADS Cream of the Crop and Fabulous Fifty lists!

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2017 State Fair Court of Honor

Photo gallery from the court of honor. Sorry I did not get more photos but I will check with people to see if I can add more. If you have some to share please email me. If you have them online somewhere (facebook, flicker, etc) share the link and I can just download them to this page. Thanks

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2017 Bachman’s Fall Show

Fall Dahlia Show at Bachman’s Garden Center
6010 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis

Saturday is open to the public from 12:00 noon – 4:00 PM

Sunday is open to the public from 12:00 noon – 4:00 PM

Stage your blooms on Friday (or Saturday morning)

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The Peoples Choice

Gary Minor received the most votes (460) for his Harts Bonnie variety oif Dahlia, winning the Peoples Choice award.

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2017 State Fair Court of Honor

Photo gallery from the court of honor. Sorry I did not get more photos but I will check with people to see if I can add more. If you have some to share please email me. If you have them online somewhere (facebook, flicker, etc) share the link and I can just download them to this page. Thanks

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The Peoples Choice

Gary Minor received the most votes (460) for his Harts Bonnie variety oif Dahlia, winning the Peoples Choice award.

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2017 State Fair Show Books

The State Fair Show Books are done and will be handed out at the Garden Tour and Picnic. To ensure that everyone has timely access, here is a pdf version that you can view on your computer. This version is not formatted to print as a booklet.

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State Fair Show Volunteer Sign-Up

State Fair Show Signup.  We need everyone’s help for the MDS State Fair Show. We are once again using the electronic signup through SignUpGenius (instructions).

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2018 Spring Tuber Sale List

Sunday, April 15th
Bachman’s Garden Center,
Lyndale 9:30 – 3:30

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State Fair Show Volunteer Sign-Up

State Fair Show Signup.  We need everyone’s help for the MDS State Fair Show. We are once again using the electronic signup through SignUpGenius (instructions).

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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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Recent Posts From Trial Garden

2017 Trial Garden Judging

2017 Trial Garden Judging teams and assignments have been organized and are provided below along with current ADS Score Sheets. Karen Zierdt has scheduled a brief Judges Meeting

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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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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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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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