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.

 Please feel free to wander around.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

             Clearview Daniel

The 2015 PSDA SHOW

It's coming ! That's right, the PSDA Dahlia Show at Sky Nursery in Shoreline, WA.

Visit America's greatest dahlia show! The PSDA regularly exhibits a huge variety of blooms in a perfect setting - in the natural daylight of Sky Nursery's spacious greenhouse.

Join us on Saturday & Sunday, August 29th & 30th. Come on out and see 3,000+ blooms of different sizes, shapes, & colors.

Take a look at the Challenge Flower exhibit of Clearview Daniel or the Dahlia of the Year (Maks Royal Ruby ) competition. Check out the different section exhibits and of course, the head table where we have the Best in the Show.

See the Spectacular Dahlia Display with vases full of flowers!

Along with thousands of individual entries, you can also marvel at bountiful baskets, vases brimming with flowers, and artistic arrangements. This year's show will be the best! And don't forget meeting the grower and learning about dahlia culture in the Saturday afternoon presentation.

Easy parking just off Aurora Avenue North. Best of all - it's FREE Enjoy the natural lighting and comfortable ventilation in the show hall.

There is easy access to Aurora Avenue and I-5 (exits at 205th and 175th N.)

Admission is FREE. See you there.

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
Sunday, August 15th Trial Garden at Pt. Defiance Park is open for judging. Chairman Marilyn Walton has agreed to host another session on Sunday, August 15 (the weekend of the Washington State Dahlia Society show in Puyallup) starting at 10 am. If you are a new judge,you can fulfill requirements or just observe.


Our Meeting Location

Wednesday, August 19th, Dahlia Display Garden at Volunteer Park.

There will not be a regular August meeting.

Our annual meeting/picnic will be held at Volunteer Park, at 6pm, in front of the PSDA Display Garden. Our garden is located between the Asian Art Museum and the Conservatory on Capital Hill in Seattle.
Bring your food, something to drink (no alcohol allowed) and folding chairs. Ice cream and fruit bars will be provided. Don’t forget your camera to take photos of our beautiful dahlia garden. You can also load you camera with pictures for the Photo Contest in November. This is our annual event where you can get some ans wers to your dahlia questions from the more senior members who attend. Call if you have questions, 425-271-6668.

PSDA Information

PSDA Publications  - "Dahlia of Today 2015"    "Dahlias:A Monthly Guide"  

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

We meet at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore.   It's only 6 miles from our former location (Faith). Just follow Lake City Way NE/WA-522 about 6 miles North past Lake Forest Park. It becomes NE Bothell Way. From Bothell Way and 68th in Kenmore go north on 68th to 185th (Murphy’s Auction and Northshore Utilities are there.) Turn left up 185th for about a half block and look for the church sign on the right. Enter the church basement from back of the church.

Dahlia of the Year - (Maks Royal Ruby - the Federation's 2015 Dahlia of the Year)

Challenge Flower - Our 2015 Show Challenge Flower is Clearview Daniel.
Growing Dahlias - Our brochure on dahlia culture
2015 Tuber Sales - Location of our 2015 tuber sales, PLAN NOW ! Don't miss out !
2015 PSDA Calendar - What's happening in 2015, Show Dates, Meetings, etc.
2014 Show - Our 2014 Show Award Winners
Information on our Club - Who we are, our meetings, our objectives
2015 Membership Application - - Join or renew today.
PSDA Bulletin - Our monthly bulletin sent as a PDF file.- August, 2015
2015 Officers - Our officers, phone numbers, and email connections
2015 Photo Contest Rules - Get your digital cameras into the dahlia garden & join the contest.
2012 Photo Contest Winners - They won in 2012, you can do it in 2013.
2015 ADS National Show- in Long Island, NY at Hofstra University - sponsored by the Mid Island Dahlia Society.

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 Conservatory’s 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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Membership Information
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General Information
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