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2018 Fall Dahlia Show Information

Our 2018 Fall Dahlia Show is Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at Bachman’s on Lyndale. Please view the Post for more information on setup and show times and a downloadable copy of the show book.

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2018 State Fair Show Information

The State Fair Dahlia Show is Sunday, September 2nd and Labor Day Monday, September 3rd.
View the post for more information and how to get your Exhibitor Packets.

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Garden Tour and Picnic 2018

This year’s annual garden tour and picnic will start in Saint Paul and will finish up in Inver Grove Heights with our picnic. There are 3 beautiful gardens this year.

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2018 Fall Court of Honor

Even with problems of rain and beetles we managed to put on a pretty good...

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2018 State Fair COH

These are the Court of Honor winners of 2018 at the Minnesota State...

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2018 People’s Choice Winner

The 2018 People’s Choice Winner is Nick Sr. with 614 votes.

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John Thiermann passes away 8/19/2018

John Thiermann, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018. He ran the National show last year in Chicago where several of us got to meet him.

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Volunteer Hours

If you have registered as a volunteer with the Landscape Arboretum to work in  the Dahlia Society trail garden then you should be logging  your time spent working there.  Ask which PC to use behind the Information desk. Find your name and Dahlia Society. Enter 2 hours for average Saturday.

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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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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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Sale Delayed to April 22nd!

Due to the snow storm our tuber sale has been delayed one week.
Sunday, April 22th at Bachman’s Garden Center, Heritage Room. 6010 Lyndale Ave, South

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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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2018 Fall Court of Honor

Even with problems of rain and beetles we managed to put on a pretty good...

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2018 Fall Dahlia Show Information

Our 2018 Fall Dahlia Show is Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16 at Bachman’s on Lyndale. Please view the Post for more information on setup and show times and a downloadable copy of the show book.

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2018 People’s Choice Winner

The 2018 People’s Choice Winner is Nick Sr. with 614 votes.

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2018 State Fair Show Information

The State Fair Dahlia Show is Sunday, September 2nd and Labor Day Monday, September 3rd.
View the post for more information and how to get your Exhibitor Packets.

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2018 People’s Choice Winner

The 2018 People’s Choice Winner is Nick Sr. with 614 votes.

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2018 State Fair Show Information

The State Fair Dahlia Show is Sunday, September 2nd and Labor Day Monday, September 3rd.
View the post for more information and how to get your Exhibitor Packets.

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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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Volunteer Hours

If you have registered as a volunteer with the Landscape Arboretum to work in  the Dahlia Society trail garden then you should be logging  your time spent working there.  Ask which PC to use behind the Information desk. Find your name and Dahlia Society. Enter 2 hours for average Saturday.

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Registering as a Volunteer

Step by step process to get registered with the Arb as a volunteer so you can work in the trial garden. If you have trouble contact Eric Thomson (1st VP) and I can help you get it done in a few minutes.

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Thank you volunteers

I would like to thank all the volunteers that come out to our trial garden every Saturday: Byron Jacobson, Anrea Parins, Rebecca Jacobson, Carolyn Farley, Karen Zierdt, Rick Snyder, Amy Simonson, John Kooiman, Eric Thomson, Kathryn Thomson, Joan Vann, Kyle Cassidy, John Cooke, Donna Ronning, and Charlane Strand,

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2018 Trial Garden Sign up

Sign Up to work in the Trial Garden this season!

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2018 Trial Garden Sign up

Sign Up to work in the Trial Garden this season!

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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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