was held on October 10th at the Granger Christian Church which is the home to our
We had frost in most of the Salt Lake Valley recently but luckily most of our garden was saved for this special event.
Thanks to Bill Hughes for most of the photos in this post and for his presentation of
The National Show and Swan Island's Dahlia Festival.
Also, thanks to Megan Badger for arranging for the delicious Chinese Food, tablecloths, and the great trophies that were awarded.
Steve LeCheminant and David Ross had time before the dinner and awards to check out the garden.
The Williams and LeCheminants
Spencer Mortensen, ADS representative with one of our big winners in this year's show, David Ross
Jan Litster and Elizabeth Palmer
Dee and Elaine Davis
Karen Crook and UDS Judge, Becky Hansen
The heart and soul of the UDS, Megan Badger
Our demonstration garden is still going strong even after some frost.
Thanks to Mark Hurst, UDS President for heading up the volunteers who have taken care of this garden all season: Steve LeCheminant, David Ross, Dick Taylor, Megan Badger, Karen Crook, Lumpy Grayson, Sandy Burgess and Cheri Schultzke.
Thanks again to Bill Hughes for his photos and presentation.
Best in Class winners Steve LeCheminant, Mark Hurst, Karen Crook, David Ross, and Julie and Ryan Williams. Mark Hurst also won Best in Show.
This is out of order but before posting all the news from our recent Exhibition Show
I could not forget to mention our August meeting.
Our very generous and gracious hosts were
Rich and Patty Tueller.
Their lovely back garden was a perfect place to showcase the blooms each of us brought to show off our early successes.
Many thanks to Rich and Patty for their hospitality and to Steve LeCheminant for giving us tips for staging our entries to the show. Karen Crook gave a demonstration of how to arrange our dahlias for gifts or special occasions.