Friday, August 26, 2016

Utah Dahlia Society 2016

The Utah Dahlia Society
 blog has been forgotten this summer but that certainly doesn't mean that the dahlias have been forgotten.
Mark, Megan, Sandy and Karen planted the demonstration garden on Saturday, May 7 and got rained out so finished on Monday, May, 9th. 
Fast forward to 
Thursday, August 18th to our summer social.  
Becky and Chris Swalberg hosted the event at their lovely home.  We all enjoyed touring their fantastic gardens and the delicious food.  They served us hamburgers with homemade buns and all the trimmings while we all brought yummy side dishes.   
Thanks so much to Becky and Chris!
The topic at the social was of course dahlias.  It has been an unusual year:  a very wet and cool spring followed abruptly with over 100 degree heat that stayed for weeks, cooled a bit and then the temperatures went soaring again.  
This weather, we think, is the cause of our smaller plants and late blooms.  

Our annual Exhibition Show is scheduled for 
September 24th and 25th 
at the 
Sugarhouse Garden Center.
Details to follow in our next post.

 Lovely Lana

 AC Ben

 Wanda's Aurora

(this is the one drawback to my cages-tough to get a photo without them in it)

 An example of grasshopper damage:(  
They are so frustrating!
But taking these to a friend is worth putting up with weather issues and grasshoppers.