January 9:  New Dahlia Introductions

Location: Zoom

Our year begins with an enticing first view of the 2022 ADS new introductions, presented by CSDS’s own Jerry Landerholm. We’ll get beautiful slides with lots of information on the size, form, and color of each variety as well as Jerry’s expertise as a grower and long-time CSDS and ADS board member.

February 13:  Growing a Dahlia Business

Location: Zoom, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

CSDS member and professional dahlia farmer Karin Fink will take us on a journey from her initial fascination with dahlias to establishing her own business as a dahlia grower and a speaker at local garden clubs.

March 13:  Dahlia Propagation

Location: Elk Grove Village Library AND Zoom, 1:30 pm

You will be amazed at how quickly you will learn how to propagate your own dahlias from sprouted tubers. After a how-to from an experienced CSDS propagator, other members will be available to demonstrate one on one how to take cuttings, root the cuttings & and everything else you need to know to grow beautiful dahlias. 

April 10:  Ask the Experts

Location: Elk Grove Village Library AND Zoom, 1:30 pm

Bring all your questions about tubers, planting, disbudding, pruning, and the care and feeding of dahlias so you’ll have a beautiful garden and perfect dahlias to show. 


May 7 and 8:  CSDS Annual Dahlia Sale

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden. Set-up date is Friday, May 6.  More details here.   


June 4:  Midwest Dahlia Conference Annual Spring Meeting

Location:  High Dive Pavilion, 500 E. Beardsley Avenue, Elkhart, IN

July, August, and September

Growing season. NO MONTHLY MEETINGS. Garden Walks to be arranged.


August 14:  Annual CSDS Picnic

Location:  Home in Northfield, IL.

Members only. More details in newsletter. 

September 3 and 4:  Southtown Dahlia Club Annual Show

Location:  Crestwood Civic Center, 13820 South Cicero Avenue, Crestwood, IL

More details on Southtown's website


September 9 – 11:  Elkhart Dahlia Society and Midwest Conference Annual Show

Location:  The Expo Center at Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana, IN. 

See Elkhart Dahlia Society website for more information. 


September 17 and 18:  CSDS Annual Show

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Set-up dates are Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16. More details here.


September 22 – 25:  American Dahlia Society’s Annual National Show

Location:  Reston, VA

The 2022 show will be hosted by the National Capital Dahlia Society. See website for more information.


October 9:  Storing Dahlias for Winter

Location: TBD

Everything you need to know about digging up your tubers and how to clean, divide and store your tubers for the winter.


November 13:  Annual Holiday Party

Location: Elk Grove Village Library

Election of officers and CSDS’s annual holiday party.

November 20:  Annual Awards Banquet

Location: Cooper's Hawk, Arlington Heights, IL

Details about time, menu choices, and cost will be announced later.


December:  No Meeting