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.
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
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
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
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
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
We sadly report that two of our beloved members – Larry Additon & Carlo Roberti – passed away in April. LAWRENCE C. ADDITON Our dahlia community is richer for having known Lawrence C. Additon. Larry was a man of many virtues who passed away on April 28, 2018 after a long, courageo
The calendar says that spring is here; unfortunately, Mother Nature has had other ideas. So while the snow dissipates and the ground thaws, you can begin potting up your tubers in preparation for taking cuttings – or for later planting in the ground. While a greenhouse is nice,