55th Annual RIDS Dahlia Show is a GO!

There was a great deal of disappointment last year because we were unable to hold our dahlia show due to Covid restrictions. Unless something unforeseen happens, we are happy to announce that the show will go on Saturday, September 11 from 3 to 7 p.m. and Sunday, September 12 from 10
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RIDS MEMBER PLACES IN ADS PHOTO CONTEST

Rhode Island Dahlia Society member Mel Epstein placed second in the American Dahlia Society’s (ADS) annual photo contest with his photo Garden in the Woods in the category Dahlia Gardens.       This is the second year Epstein has placed in the ADS contest. In 2019
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September Update

Members of the Rhode Island Dahlia Society wish to thank all who supported our on-line tuber sale and hope the tubers you received met with your satisfaction and grew well for you. It was a poor dahlia season for many with extremely hot weather for a period which set the dahlias back.
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RIDS TUBER SALE – STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS

We may not be able to hold our yearly sale as usual, but this is not a usual year. So, we are offering our inventory of tubers to all interested buyers – first come, first served. Below is the list (updated on June 23, 2020) of available varieties. The sale will run until all tubers a
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MESSAGE TO MEMBERS FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear RIDS Members, Due to the constraints placed on us because of the Coronavirus, our May meeting is cancelled. We will keep you posted as to whether or not we will meet in June. We also will not hold our annual tuber sale for the public. Instead, we are sending all members a list of
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What to do in March …

Time to take cuttings & plant seeds.  Now is time to take your dormant tubers out of hibernation and bring their boxes, bags or buckets into a warmer spot to germinate.  Most dahlias sprout in temperatures of 62-65 degrees.   You can begin potting up your tubers in preparation for
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It’s Show Time!

This year our favorite flower has been honored by the National Garden Bureau as “The Year of the Dahlia”. A favorite during the Victorian era, dahlias fell out of favor for while but are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. It’s no wonder! With the enormous varie
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2018 RIDS Show Results

Click link below to see 2018 RIDS Show Results RIDS COURT OF HONOR REPORT
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Digging. Dividing & Storing Dahlia Tubers

There are as many ways of storing dahlias as there are people who grow them.  In certain regions, some gardeners choose to leave their dahlia tubers in the ground over the winter. We cannot do this in the northeast, because when the ground freezes the tubers will rot.  Your
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