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    It’s Time To Start Planting…

    A big thank you to everyone who came out to our tuber and plants sales over the past weeks. If you need some hints on planting or growing dahlias – check out our tab on the left entitled Growing Dahlias … Continue reading

    Flowers of the Year 2013

    The Flowers of the Year for 2013 have been announced. This year the flowers of the year were selected by the Nanaimo Galdiolus & Dahlia Society (we alternate years selecting the flowers of the year). The single will be Gwyneth … Continue reading

    2011 Dahlia Show Winners

    Congratulations to all the winners from the 2011 Victoria Dahlia Society Show. (Photo from Dan’s Dahlias) Category Cultivar Exhibitor Flower of the Show Parkland Rave Bob Sampson Best Triple in Show Pam Howden Connie Young-Davis Best AA Single Zorro Connie … Continue reading


    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 and … Continue reading

    2011 Show Catalogue

    The 2011 Victoria Dahlia Society Show catalogue is now available to view online. Click on the link below to see the catalogue and begin planning your entries for the August 13/14 show. 2011 Dahlia Show Catalogue You can also click … Continue reading

    Summer Care for Dahlias

    GardenWise Magazine has published an informative article on Summer Care of Dahlias. Let’s just home that summer finally arrives!

    What’s Growing in the Dahlia Garden

    It’s early-July and the dahlia garden is starting to come to life in Victoria. Below is a photo of Jomanda growing in Rob and Sarah’s garden – what’s growing in your garden? Send your dahlia photos to so we … Continue reading

    Learning to Judge

    Are you interested in beginning to learn how to judge dahlia’s. If so then you are in luck. Barry will be putting on a one day seminar for new judges. The seminar will take place on Sunday July 24th from … Continue reading

    Planting Dahlias

    Here are some instructions for taking your tubers from storage (or purchase) to growing in your garden. In March, check on your stored tubers. Remove any that are rotted or have mildew. Separate the remaining tubers into those with eyes … Continue reading

    A Brief History of the VDS

    In 1946 the Victoria Gladiolus Club was created and it held annual shows in the Crystal Gardens. In 1951 or 1952 two Club members, Bill Kempster and Dorothy Eveleigh started growing dahlias and exhibiting them in the Club shows which … Continue reading

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