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2024 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

All monthly meetings are held at Elk Grove Village Township Office at 600 Landmeier Road. Doors open at 1:00 pm and meeting begins at 1:30 pm unless otherwise noted. 
January 21:  New Dahlia Varieties

New dahlia introductions will be presented and benefits of ADS membership will be discussed.

** Due to inclement weather, the meeting originally scheduled for January 14 has been moved to January 21.

February 11:  Tuber Auction

You won’t want to miss this exciting auction of up to 50 highly prized dahlia tubers contributed by your fellow CSDS members. Led by Auctioneer Jim Kassner, it’s sure to be a raucous time.

 

March 10:  Dahlia Diseases

Learn about crown gall, leafy gall, and various dahlia viruses. Discover how to protect and prevent the spread of disease in your dahlias.

April 14:  Ask the Experts

A panel of dahlia experts will answer members’ questions about growing dahlias and tips for grooming plants for show and garden.

May 4 and 5:  CSDS Annual Dahlia Sale

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden. Set-up date is Friday, May 3. Online sale begins May 8 at 10 pm.    

 

June 1:  Midwest Dahlia Conference Spring Meeting and Plant Auction

Location:  Elkhart, IN, 9 am - 3 pm

    

June, July, and August

Growing season. NO MONTHLY MEETINGS. Garden Walks to be arranged for members only.

 

August 10:  Dahlia Judging Seminar 

Location: Bonneyville Mill Trial Garden, 53373 County Road 131, Bristol, IN.

August TBA:  Members Picnic

Location: Member's home announced in newsletter.

August 31 and September 1:  Southtown Dahlia Club Annual Show

Location: NEW Crestwood Civic Center, 13820 S. Cicero, Crestwood, IL

September 5 - 9:  American Dahlia Society’s Annual National Show

Location:  Wenatchee, WA

The 2024 show will be hosted by the Federation of Northwest Dahlia Growers.

 

September 14:  Midwest Conference Annual Show

Location:  Shipshewana, IN. Hosted by Elkhart Dahlia Society. Staging dates are Friday and Saturday, September 13 and 14.

September 21 and 22:  CSDS Annual Dahlia Show

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden. Show set-up is Thursday and Friday, September 19 and 20. Staging is Friday evening and Saturday morning, September 20 and 21.

October 13:  Digging, Dividing, and Storing Dahlias for Winter

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

 

October TBA:  Annual Awards Banquet

Location:  Announced in newsletter

Annual awards banquet celebrating award winners from CSDS Dahlia Show.

November 10:  Annual Holiday Party

Election of officers and CSDS’s annual holiday party.

 

December:  No Meeting

 

  

Mark your 2025 calendar:

 

September 18 - 22, 2025:  American Dahlia Society’s Annual National Show

Location:  Chicago Botanic Garden

The 2025 show will be hosted by Central States Dahlia Society! Set up will be September 18, show September 20 - 22, 2025.

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