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    Dahlia Show is Open to Everyone

    This is just a reminder that the Victoria Dahlia Society Show is free for anyone to enter. You do not have to be a Society member, you just need to have some dahlias in your garden. You also don’t have … Continue reading


    2012 Show Catalogue

    The 2012 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 25/26 show. 2012 Dahlia Show Catalogue You can also click … 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


    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


    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 vdspublicity@shaw.ca 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


    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


    Cracking the Dahlia Code

    Ever wondered what dahlia growers and sellers are talking about when they say Vassio Meggos is an “A ID L LV10” or Mr Ralph is a “B FD DB BR/OR”? Confused about the difference between a “Formal Dec” and an … Continue reading


    You Don’t Need a Garden to Grow Dahlias

    Dahlias make excellent potted plants.  Cathy Featherby has kindly provided some instructions on how to get the best out of your potted dahlias: POT SIZE Use a good size pot – 5 to 7 gal. for larger plants and any … Continue reading

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