2015 Show Booklet is available.
Ken has planned the following judging seminars for the 2015 year (these will be held at the Piper Creek Trial Garden – across from the Red Deer Waste Management Facility); they are open to all including those who wish to judge and those prefer to observe:
Judging Course – Advanced
Date: July 11, 2015
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – 3pm
Includes Seedling Judging. Bring a bag lunch. It is helpful if participants have taken the introductory course but it will be open to all.
Team Scoring and Work Bee
Date: Wenesdays – July 15, July 29, August 5, August 12, 2015
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am –
Contact Ken Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-782-5095
for more information
August 5th will also include learning to use the colour chart.
Individuals are welcome to score at other times as well.
Reg will do a presentation on grooming glads on August 12th.
ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2015
When: August 29 – 30, 2015
Where: Bower Place Centre,
4900 Molly Bannister Dr. Red Deer, AB
Contact: Larry Quintilio email@example.com
Volunteers needed for ADGS Show Committee
Hello Fellow Gardeners,
Below is the Agenda for the ADGS Annual General Meeting to be held on October 4, 2014, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at the Eastview Community Center (120 Ellenwood Drive, Red Deer).
There will be a Potluck Lunch following the General Meeting. There is a stove so it’s okay to bring hot food.
After the potluck, Lorne McArthur will lead a discussion about storing and caring for tubers and corms over the winter.
Melody (with the help of Eileen) will be available to take 2015 Membership dues for both the ADGS and the ADS. The cost for these memberships are as follows: ADGS Single ($20); ADGS Family ($25); ADS Single ($30); ADS Family ($33); and ADS Student ($5).
Hello ADGS Members,
Visitors from the American Dahlia Society (ADS)
On Monday, August 18th, 2014, Ron and Barb Miner from the Dahlia Society of Ohio and Wayne and Eleanor Shantz from the Lane County Dahlia Society (Oregon) are planning to visit us. You are invited to meet them at the Piper Creek Trial Garden (McArthur Place) at 10:00 a.m. and join them for lunch at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2070-50 Ave, Red Deer at 12:30 pm. (Cost of lunch on your own).
If you are attending lunch, please reply to Ken Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403-782-5095 by Friday Aug 15. If their schedule allows, they may also tour members’ gardens.
Ron is the ADS Trial Garden Co-Chairman, Past President, Committee Chair for Policy, Web-site co-ordinator and Trustee. Ron and Barb are from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
Wayne and Eleanor are Vice-Presidents for the Pacific Northwest Conference and active in judging seminars and training. They are from Eugene, Oregon. Wayne has an Alberta connection as he spent his early years in this area.
Let’s welcome them as they tour Alberta and thank them for stopping to see us!
Please find attached information on an upcoming garden tour, Spain: Heritage & Horticulture, taking place this fall, September 28 to October 12, 2014
It’s an exciting journey, from southern Spain to Barcelona, including Roman ruins, Moorish gardens, modern horticulture, medieval cities and botanic gardens. And, of course, no visit to Spain would be complete without seeing the Alhambra and Generalife gardens, local artisans working at their traditional crafts, and having supper at a tapas bar.