Category Archives: Tuber Sale

On-Line Tuber Sale 2020: Sold Out

This was our first year trying on-line sales and thanks to the tremendous effort of our amazing member, Deb, they went really well, with only a couple of technical hiccups related to the webpage.

Readers should know that members get first dibs on the tubers available each year, so for the best selection, as well as for great opportunities to learn about dahlias and glads, join the ADGS, it’s only $20/year!

Dahlia Tuber prep day and Tuber & Glad Sale

We will not be getting together for the tuber prep day but a few of us with get together a list of the tubers for sale (glad corms too) and will post it on the website, facebook and email. We can take e-transfers for payment or you can mail a cheque. We will be setting up pick-up points.  Our venue for selling the tubers is closed as well so we will have to do all sales online.  If you already have a list of tubers you want please let us know and we will get them ready for you. Otherwise watch this site (or facebook) for a list of available tubers.

2020 Calendar of Events

Tuber Sale Preparation Day CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to COVID 19

TUBER SALE Red Deer CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to COVID 19 – on-line sales see blog posts for instructions and available tubers

Tuber Sale – Lacombe CANCELLED FOR 2020 due to COVID-19 – on-line sales, see blog posts for instructions and available tubers

WORK-LEARNING BEES – To be updated in light of COVID-19 : Every Wednesday starting June 3rd through to September 9th, 2020 At Piper Creek Trial Garden starting at 10:00 am – going until work is done Help out at Canada’s only Dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing Disbudding, Color Coding & Scoring from the experts.

GARDEN PARTY WEEKEND! Sunday August 2nd-Monday August 3rd at the Piper Creek Trial Garden

Sunday August 2 10 am- noon Workshops!
1:00 pm-4 pm Workshops! 4:00 PM Garden Party Dinner for everyone, invite your friends, family, fellow flower lovers

Monday August 3 10 am-noon Workshops 1pm-2 pm Clean-up and Farewell

ANNUAL DAHLIA AND GLAD SHOW ! Friday, August 21st- Saturday August 22nd, 2020 Pidherney Curling Center – Upstairs 4725 43 St, Red Deer, AB

Friday August 21: 7 am- 1 pm Set up and exhibitors enter blooms
1:30 pm-5 pm Judging and Open to Public
6:00 PM Dinner at the Rusty Pelican, Red Deer all welcome

Saturday August 22: 8 am – 3 pm Open to Public 3 pm-4:30 pm Clean-up and Post-Show Meeting

2019 Calendar of Events

Tuber Preparation Work Bee:

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Where: Lorne & Marilyn McArthur’s place/Piper Creek Trial Garden which is south of Red Deer on 40 Avenue across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities. There is a tree farm surrounding the Piper Creek Trial Garden and a sign which says Echoglen.
Time: 10 am to approximately 2 pm. Please bring something for a cold potluck lunch.
Details: Volunteers are needed to help bag and label dahlia tubers for the upcoming fundraising sales! Also, opportunity for members to purchase tubers! Member price $4/tuber.

Tuber Sale! Red Deer

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019
Where: Kerry Wood Nature Centre,
6300 45 Ave, Red Deer, AB
Time: 10 am to approximately 2 pm.
Details: Our annual sale to raise funds to put on our annual show.
Volunteers needed! ADGS members please help set up at 9 am.
Tuber prices: Members $4/tuber, Non-members $5/tuber

Tuber Sale! Lacombe

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019
Where: Lacombe Memorial Centre,
5214 50 Ave, Lacombe, AB
Time: Set up 8 am; Open to the public 9 am to 1 pm.
Details: Our annual sale to raise funds to put on our annual show.
Volunteers needed! ADGS members please help set up at 8 am.
Tuber prices: Members $4/tuber, Non-members $5/tuber

Piper Creek Trial Garden Workbees

DateWednesdays – June 5 through to August 21, 2019
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden, south of Red Deer on 40th Ave. across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities
Time: 10 am – 1 pm ish or until the work is done!
Activities: Help out at Canada’s only dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing, Disbudding, Colour Coding, and Scoring from the experts.
Bring your lunch and visit and learn.

Summer Garden Party Weekend!!

Date: Sunday, August 4 and Monday, August 5, 2019
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden, south of Red Deer on 40th Ave. across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facilities
Time: To be announced
Activities: A weekend of workshops and fun! More details to come!

ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2019

Date: August 23 and 24, 2019
Times: Friday – set up and entries 6 am-1 pm; judging begins at 1:30; open to public 1 -5 pm; Saturday – open to public 8 am-3 pm;
3 pm – ADGS post-show meeting, followed by clean up
Where: Pidherney Curling Centre, Upper Level
4725 – 43 Street, Red Deer, AB
Contact: Lorne McArthur 403-346-4902;
marilyn.mcarthur@hotmail.com

The 2019_Show Booklet is now available.
(It is best viewed in Acrobat Reader by going to View> Page Display> Two Page View)