Sunday, November 12, 2017

2017 Awards Dinner

 Our Awards Dinner was held on Saturday, November 4th.

We had our favorite Joe Morley BBQ and enjoyed seeing everyone before our winter break.
Head Table Winners
 We missed Ryan and Julie Williams,
 our Best of Show winners
 but congratulate them on their win and their new greenhouse they are building for Stonehouse Dahlias.














 A group photo of everyone that attended.

Demonstration Garden
   Megan started digging our demonstration garden tubers on October 23 then Stephan, Karen, Megan and Sandy finished the job on October 26.    The tubers were stored in 1 gallon bags with a couple of holes, vermiculite and about a tablespoon of sulphur then packed in cardboard boxes.  Megan took them to Logan to be stored in Ryan and Julie's cold storage at their new house.   Many thanks to them for storing our tubers and to Stephan for taking care of the water at the garden all summer. Also, thanks to everyone that came to help weed, disbud and anything else that needed to be done.
    Many of us have complained about having an off year this year for our dahlias.  As I look back at this blog we have had a few years that have had less than stellar results.  Could it be we are trying to grow these beautiful flowers in the desert?  What ever the reason the blooms we do get give us joy and are worth the trouble.
   Another side note is a nod to our President, Mark Hurst.  He had some health issues this year and his presence at the garden was missed.  We hope to see you more next year Mark.

Happy Garden planning for next year's blooms and a blatant  plug for our own Megan, Ryan & Julie's cutting business, 
Stonehouse Dahlias.

  

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gary & Robyn and Dick Taylor

First time dahlia growers
 Gary Clark and Robyn Holt
 may have beginners luck or the experience Gary has had with growing tomatoes and other vegetables have paid off.
Congratulations on your success!


 AC Ben
 Wanda's Aurora


Dick Taylor 
on the other hand has been growing dahlias for years.
Congratulations to you Dick for another great dahlia season and for spreading the dahlia love. 
 He shared that he takes a fresh bouquet of dahlias every few days to his local Home Depot for all to enjoy.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Karen Tesch Photos




 Karen Tesch was kind enough to gift us with her lovely photos from the show.
Thank you so much Karen!  
They are beautiful!!!








Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017 Exhibition Show


The Utah Dahlia Society's 
2017 Exhibition Show 
was held on 
September 9th and 10th.

Many thanks to our Judges: Becky Swalberg, William Hughes, Stephan LeCheminant and Ryan Williams.  
Clerks: Jan Lister and Elizabeth Palmer




 Best BB and Best of Show: Hollyhill Black Beauty 
Ryan and Julie Williams


Best Arrangement: Megan Badger


Best Exotic: Hollyhill Spider Woman  
Mark Hurst

Best Pompom: Glenplace
 Mark Hurst

Best M: Rock Run Emily 
Elizabeth Palmer

Best 3 Blooms: Elvira 
William Hughes


Best Ball: Snoho Doris 
Ryan and Julie Williams

Best B: Hilltop Lost Treasure 
Megan Badger

Best A: Mingus Wesley 
Stephan LeCheminant


Best AA: AC Ben
 Karen Crook





 Karen Crook


 William Hughes


Elizabeth Palmer

Mark Hurst

Ryan and Julie Williams


 Megan Badger


 Megan, Mark and Karen


Sandy Burgess
Show Chairperson


Megan, Karen and Sandy

Megan Badger
Utah Dahlia Society VIP


Congratulations to all of our 
Blue, Red and White Ribbon Winners!
Thank you to everyone that participated.  
We appreciated each of the 119 entries.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

2017 EXHIBITION SHOW


Utah Dahlia Society Social

Utah Dahlia Society's Summer Social
was held on August 19, 2017.

A huge THANK YOU to
Megan Badger and her family for hosting this fun event.
Also thank you to The Ukulele Group for the lovely entertainment.
The Badger family garden, delicious food and perfect weather made for a memorable evening.





Saturday, May 13, 2017

Demonstration Garden

We planted the Demonstration Garden Saturday, May 13th.
Thanks to all that came to help so we were able to finish in record time.

Speaking of records, our tuber sale was our best ever!!!
Thank you to everyone for coming and for your support.  

Happy Dahlia Season!  
We hope it is a fantastic year for dahlias.