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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2017 Fall Show Books – Bachmans

The Show Books are done and will be handed out at the Garden Tour and Picnic. If you cannot make it to this great event, contact the show chairman, John Kooiman, about getting a copy mailed to you. But 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. It’s show time again and it’s going to be a busy year with our State Fair Show,...

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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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Clare (Clarence) Bugman passes away

A longtime member of Minnesota Dahlia Society & ADS, Clare passed away on 2/24/17. He and his loving wife Inez were exuberant about dahlias and Clare enthusiastically offered his warmth & humor to all. He served for many years as a Candidate/Apprentice, Accredited, Senior and Honorary judge.

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