VDS GENERAL MEETING – THURSDAY, AUGUST 4
A reminder to club members that Thursday’s meeting is being held outdoors at Connie’s house (directions provided to club members in Teresa’s email). Members of the general public who would like to attend should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the details .
In Memoriam: Bill Kempster
On March 1, 2016 Bill Kempster passed away at Ayre Manor at the age of 98. While is death was not remarkable, his contributions to the South Vancouver Island gardening community were. Bill immigrated to Victoria shortly after WWII, bringing with him a love of outdoor activity – hunting, fishing, exploring, and gardening – and…
VDS Members Win at the American Dahlia Society National Show
Congratulations to VDS members Phil, Teresa, Paul and Connie for their showing last weekend at the American Dahlia Society National Show in Portland Oregon. Phil and Teresa won 5 ribbons , Paul won 2 Head table awards and Connie won 5 Head table awards and Best Bloom in Show.
Five Signs of Spring in Victoria
5 – Cherry Blossoms 4 – Daffodils blooming 3 – First Swallows of the year (Photo by: Jen Goellnitz) 2 – Victoria Dahlia Society members start returning from places like Hawaii and Arizona (sorry, no photo) 1 – Dahlia tubers eying up for the VDS Plant and Tuber Sale (April 30 at Westshore Town…
Victoria Dahlia Society Show Catalogue is here!!!
It’s mid-June and my dahlias are growing well, soon it will be time to start disbranching and disbudding! It won’t be long before the blooms are ready and it will be time to bring them into the VDS Annual Show, taking place on August 16th and 17th at Westshore Town Centre. If you want to…