Victoria Dahlia Society


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    The Learning Garden

    April 9 2021 – Interested in becoming a Judge?

    Hello Club Members,
    Why is one dahlia flower in a show better than another? The mysteries of judging
    explained!!!!!
    Our judging Chair, Barry Willoughby, is planning to hold a judging session for
    anyone who wants to enhance their knowledge of this area of dahlia culture.
    There is much to learn about judging but anyone can become a judge and can
    learn the basics. The American Dahlia Society (ADS) establishes standards for
    dahlia flowers including colour and form being the most important. Without judges,
    our shows could not be held and we need to continually train new judges to take
    over for those who retire. Training will be hands-on as much as possible. Please let
    Barry know if you are interested or have questions about judging. The session will
    be only for new judges and anyone interested can contact him directly by e-mail (bawilloughby@telus.net) or phone 250-634-2100. The session would likely take place in July so he would need to know asap to prepare.
    If you are interested in clerking but not yet ready to take on judging you are also
    welcome to join this session for interest alone.
    there are just 5 spaces left as of today… Members only!

     

    Dahlia Sale 2021

    April 1, 2021: Our annual tuber sale is now open to the public.

    Please email vdstubersale@gmail.com to obtain the sellers list.The list will be emailed to you. Please check your spam/junk folder if you do not see the email list in your inbox.

    Here’s a brief rundown of how the sale will operate: Buyers contact sellers to obtain their tuber availability list. Buyers order their tubers from the seller and the seller determines pick up location and payment methods.

    Please respect social distancing and wear a mask while picking up your tubers.

    Thank you for your support of the Victoria Dahlia Society!

    Sept 6 2020
    The Display Garden at Prospect Lake is open again with the appropriate social distancing.  If you would like to show up at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, Sept 8th, at 5358 Sparton Rd, we will be doing maintenance of the garden a great learning opportunity for those new or need a refresher for growing Dahlias. We ask that you wait for a senior member to arrive before starting in the garden.  Bring your gardening gloves, and several senior growers will be on hand with valuable information to share.
    June 18 2020
    The Display/Learning Garden at Prospect Lake is open again with the appropriate social distancing.  If you would like to show up at 6:30 pm, on Tuesday, June 16, at 5358 Sparton Rd, we will be doing maintenance of the garden a great learning opportunity for those new or need a refresher to growing Dahlias. We will be doing this by social distancing of course. Bring your gardening gloves, and several Senior growers will be on hand with valuable information to share.
    May 15 2020
    Hello Club Members,
    Phil and Teresa are going to start planting at the display garden on Saturday, May 16th.  If interested, bring your own tools and social distancing will be in effect.  Prepare for the weather as it may be raining off and on.
    Location: Display Garden – Prospect Lake Hall, 5358 Sparton Road, Saanich, V9E 2H5
    Time: 10am
    Have a wonderful long weekend.

    May 7 2020

    hopefully all the members got the email with the direct sellers contact info to make a purchase
    good luck and happy gardening!
    March 29th 2020
    Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19, the Tuber and Plant Sale at Knox Presbyterian Church, dated April 18, 2020, has been cancelled.  If the Executive comes up with any ideas for selling or exchanging tubers they will let you know. 
    Wishing all will stay safe and healthy.
    Cathrine Featherby
    Tuber Sale Chair
    March 27th 2020
    Due to the ongoing situation with COVID19, the Tuber and Plant Sale will NOT be held at the Knox Presbyterian Church, dated April 18, 2020.  The Executive is currently exploring alternatives for selling or exchanging tubers that is focused on everyone’s health and safety during this terrible time.  We will let the membership know in the next few weeks if there are any options available.
    March 17th 2020…
    We hope to find you healthy and well.
    Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are cancelling our April General Meeting.  If the situation does not change over the next month we will also be cancelling our May General Meeting.
    We are currently assessing alternatives for the April Tuber Sale and will update you as soon as we have a decision.

     

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    The Learning Garden had a very successful year.

    Thanks to all the members who came out and helped keep it amazing!

    Prospect Lake Community Hall, 5358 Sparton Rd.

    Pictures from Tuber Dig

     

    Pictures from Tuber Dig

    The Learning Garden….

    (During the summer) every tuesday at 6:30PM starting May 29th

    Location on Prospect lake Community Hall, 5358 Sparton Road, Victoria B.C.