Puget Sound Dahlia Association
The Puget Sound Dahlia Association





Welcome to the Puget Sound Dahlia Association. 

We hope you will enjoy your visit to our WWW site.

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Comments and questions are always welcome.




             Kelsey Annie Joy




Volunteer Park Tuber Planting Party

On May 21st we will need your help with planting our famous display garden at Volunteer Park in Seattle with dahlia tubers and cuttings. We will meet at the Park just South of the Conservatory at 9am on that Saturday morning. Bring your planting trowels, knee pads, sledge hammer for pounding in the stakes, and whatever else you need. With a good turnout, we should finish in less than two hours. If you are new to the club, this is a great activity to get acquainted and learn some of the tricks of the Dahlia world from the old timers. From the South: Take I-5 North to Olive Way Exit. Follow up hill (east). Turn left on 15th Avenue East. Turn left on East Galer Street. The park entrance is at 15th Avenue East and East Galer Street.

From the North: Take I-5 South to Roanoke Street Exit. Turn left over freeway on Roanoke. Turn right on 10th Avenue East. Turn left on East Prospect Street. Entrance to park is at 14th Avenue East and East Prospect Street. Proceed to the North end of the Park to the Seattle Asian Art Museum.



Items of Interest


Sign-up for the ADS E-Newsletter. The newsletter is for anyone interested in growing dahlias; membership to the ADS is not necessary and it is free. You can be included by going to Sign me up






REMEMBER

Our Meeting Location



Our meeting this month will be at the Bellevue Botanical Garden on Thursday May 19th NOT at our normal location.


May Meeting Highlights






PSDA Information



PSDA Publications  - "Dahlia of Today 2016"    "Dahlias:A Monthly Guide"  

Northlake Church - Our Meeting Location   6620 NE 185th Street, Kenmore.

We normally meet at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore on the third thursday of the month at 7pm except for March, July, and October where we meet at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens - 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. Check the month's Newsletter.

Dahlia of the Year - (AC Abby - the Federation's 2016 Dahlia of the Year)

Challenge Flower - Our 2016 Show Challenge Flower is Kelsey Annie Joy.
Growing Dahlias - Our brochure on dahlia culture
2016 Tuber Sales - Location of our 2016 tuber sales, PLAN NOW ! Don't miss out !
2016 PSDA Calendar - What's happening in 2016, Show Dates, Meetings, etc.
2015 Show - Our 2015 Show Award Winners
Information on our Club - Who we are, our meetings, our objectives
2016 Membership Application - - Join or renew today.
PSDA Bulletin - Our monthly bulletin sent as a PDF file.- May, 2016
2016 Officers - Our officers, phone numbers, and email connections
2016 Photo Contest Rules - Get your digital cameras into the dahlia garden & join the contest.
2015 Photo Contest Winners - They won in 2015, you can do it in 2016.


Dahlia Links

 

Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers:

Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers Washington State Dahlia Society
Vancouver Dahlia Society Kitsap County Dahlia Society Whatcom County Dahlia Society

 

Commercial Growers within PSDA

We have several members who sell their tubers to the general public.  Please pay them a visit.

Clearview Dahlias
Birch Bay Dahlias The Dahlia Barn
J & C Dahlias Verrone's Pride of the Prairie Dahlia's

Other Societies

The American Dahlia Society You can find lots of information including the Classification of Dahlias.
The Colorado Dahlia Society One of the best sites covering dahlias.
The National Dahlia Society Of New Zealand
The Seattle Dahlia Society

Other sources of information of interest to the Dahlia Grower

DAHLIA SHOWS - The Calendar of North American Dahlia Shows A list of North American Dahlia Shows.
A Directory of Open Dahlia Gardens of North America. Want to visit some dahlia gardens? Here is a list of gardens throughout the US. Check it out and enjoy.
A listing of Other Tuber Sales. Complete State by State list of sales. Find the nearest one to you and stock up.
Growing Dahlias in San Francisco Bay Area A Monthly Guide for Growing Dahlias in the Bay Area by Ted Marr, Deborah Dietz, Rose Marr.
Volunteer Park We maintain a beautiful dahlia garden in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, at 1400 E. Galer Street. Enter near the water tower and drive past the Asian Art Museum. The demonstration garden is across the street from the Conservatory in front of the rhododendrons. (The Conservatory̢۪s phone number is 206-684-4743.)
Shading Dahlias With Umbrellas The way we do it - Don & Carroll McAllister. Don gives tips on the use of umbrellas to bring out the true colors.
Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology Martin Kral's long-promised intentions are now present as his Dahlia Myths work in one tidy publication. This expanded and well-illustrated booklet challenges several of the assumptions that dahlia growers and many writers have held. The aim is to present empirical research in a readable format and so correct the historical record. In a number of points it backs up the contentions of Dr. Keith Hammett and other biologists; it also contradicts what you may have heard before. Read it now.



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