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    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!!


    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, … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    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 … Continue reading


    Pest Control Strategies

    Many thanks to Judith for her excellent presentation on pest control at our last general meeting! For those who weren’t able to attend or would like a recap, here is the information: Pest Control Strategies The “big” growers in our … Continue reading


    Starting Dahlias From Seed – March 2013 Meeting

    This year, for fun, we are encouraging our members to grow dahlias from seed to see what flowers they might get. In September, we will have an informal flower show where members can show off their favourite blooms (judging will … Continue reading


    Learning Garden Takes a Break for 2013

    For the 2013 season the Victoria Dahlia Society will be taking a break from the Learning Garden.  But not to worry, there will be plenty of learning opportunities from coming to meetings, attending group events and, of course, from growing … Continue reading


    Wish List Updated: Dahlia Tools You Never Knew you Needed

    On Thursday, February 7th we gathered at the Wellesley Retirement Home for a tool demonstration given by Anne Roy with Lee Valley Tools. Anne did a great job of compiling an assortment of tools a dahlia gardener might use, even … Continue reading


    Growing Dahlias from Seed

    We grow our dahlias from tubers because that way we know what we are getting (each tuber cut from a clump will produce the same flower). However there is another way to grow dahlias and that’s from seed. With this … Continue reading

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