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    2016 Tuber Sale April 9

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    Our 2016 Plant and Tuber Sale will be held on one day only:

    Saturday, April 9, 2016– VDS Plant & Tuber Sale

    9:30am to 2pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria

    If you would like notices of future Sales and Shows, please email to subscribe to our public email list.

    2016 Tuber Sale

    2015 Annual Show

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    All the details regarding the 69th Annual Victoria Dahlia Society Show can be located here




    2015 Annual Tuber & Plant Sale

    2015 tuber stale poster final (web)


    2014 List of Show Winners

    A big thank you to everyone who entered our show!!!

    Here is the list of winners – congratulations on a growing job well done!!

    2014 Victoria Dahlia Society Show – Winners List

    VDS 68th Annual Show and Pacific Northwest Dahlia Conference 2014 Annual Show

    Novice growers encouraged to submit their blooms! Entry is free to all (you don’t need to be a member!) Please come by to see some of our best growing efforts with these spectacular flowers!!

    VDS Show Poster 2014

    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 be ready to enter your blooms (entry is free and open to anyone interested) please have a look through our catalogue! And do come to one of our meetings to learn more about how to present dahlia blooms for the show!

    2014 Show Catalogue

    VDS Annual Plant and Tuber Sale – April 2014

    Spring is coming soon, and while it rains and is windy, now is a good time to be inside and plan your garden for the upcoming year. Fill it with beautiful dahlias!!

    Our 2014 Plant and Tuber Sale will be held in two locations:

    Saturday, April 12, 2014– VDS Plant & Tuber Sale (Day 1)

    10:00am to 4:00pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 2964 Richmond Rd, Victoria map

    Sunday, April 13, 2014 – VDS Plant & Tuber Sale (Day 2)

    11:00am – 4pm (or until sold out) at the Westshore Town Centre in Langford map

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    Tuber Splitting and Winter Storage Demonstration – Oct. 3 and Oct. 26, 2013

    October is the month to start thinking about storing your dahlia tubers over winter! Our club’s preferred practice is splitting and storing. If you do not already have a tried-and-true method, please come to one of our info sessions on tuber splitting and storage!! Info sessions are free and open to the public! All you need is to attend!

    If you are new to growing dahlias these info sessions are really informative and valuable! Some of the topics we will be discussing:

    – How to look for eyes on your tuber clump(s)

    – The best way to divide them

    – A few different storage techniques that work well.

    For those with questions, experienced club members will be available to answer questions about splitting and winter storage.

    Choose from one of these times:

    Thursday, October 3, 2013 – 2800 Blanshard St. at the Wellesley. General Victoria Dahlia Society Meeting starting at 7:30 pm. Program topic: Tuber splitting and storage.

    Saturday, October 26, 2013 – at Victoria Dahlia Society President Phil Newton’s house. Time to be determined; but likely late morning-early afternoon. To attend, RSVP to:

    We really hope to see you there!!

    And The Winners For Our 67th Annual Dahlia Show Are….

    Hopefully everyone made it out to our 67th Annual Dahlia Show at Westshore Town Centre on the weekend of August 17th and 18th!! The blooms entered by everyone were absolutely spectacular and I for one enjoyed seeing everyone’s entries. Each bloom represents time and care and effort on behalf of the grower and I want to say “Well done!” to everyone who entered. I hope you will enter your blooms again next year!!

    As this is a show, entries were judged and ribbons awarded. Without further ado here is the list of winners:

          2013 Victoria Dahlia Society Show – Winners List

    Seedling Judging – A Good Time Had By All!!

    One of the many great things about our society is the opportunity to learn pretty much whatever you care to about dahlias; from how they are grown to how to show them and judge them! Many thanks to Connie Young-Davis for hosting this event and providing a delicious dinner afterwards!!!

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