Learn to Grow Like a Pro

Ever go to a dahlia show and say "I wish I could grow flowers like this"? Until this point in the season your plants probably look much like those of the superior exhibitors.  Now is when the separation begins.  This month's educational portion of the meeting will present an easy to follow, step by step process to groom your dahlias to maximize bloom size and condition.

You'll want to show off your great blooms so I'll also show several ways to safely transport them without damage. See you there, Tom

The ADS Centennial Dahlia Show

As you know, MIDS is excited about hosting the ADS 100th Anniversary Dahlia Show in 2015. A member committee has been hard at work preparing for this event. At the August meeting we will preview a presentation about the Centennial Show.

Meeting takes place at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 4th, Winthrop Hall, Church of the Advent, 555 Advent St, Westbury, NY.
Refreshments will be served.

See bottom for directions

Dahlia Classes
Yes, you can grow beautiful dahlias. We’ll teach you how.

MIDS provides excellent classes for beginning dahlia growers. Classes are held at 7 P.M., prior to each of our meetings. The classes are called Dahlias 101. Tom Cleere, award winning dahlia grower, conducts these sessions. At each class he teaches whatever is relevant to dahlia growing during that month.

Click here to view each month’s Dahlias 101 topic.

Jeff's Photo Tips

Click here for the point-and-shoot photo tips
presented by Jeff Kracke at the August 2010 meeting

2009 Planting Fields Paul Callahan Dahlia Garden


The Mid Island Dahlia Society meets the first Monday of the month at 8pm in Winthrop Hall on Advent Street, Westbury, NY. Click Here for map...
The Society maintains a Trial Garden and Display Garden behind the Administration Building at Eisenhower park. Visit us at the park Sunday between 9am and 11am during the growing season. Click Here for map...
We also maintain the Paul Callahan Dahlia Garden at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, meeting there Wednesdays at 9am to learn Dahlia culture with other members. Click Here for Map...

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JTV Design
Rosemary and Jeff Kracke
Photo Credits:

Jeff Kracke
Tom Cleere
Barbara Schmidt
Steve Nowotarski