CSDS Calendar of Events

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January 10 - Zoom Meeting - 1:00 pm. Program: Part 2 of the 2021 American Dahlia Society New Introduction Image Program - Jerry Landerholm 


February 14 - Zoom Meeting - 1:00 pm. Program: David Sales reports on the results of the survey he conducted with CSDS membership. The information he collected sounds interesting!  (Also, remember it is Valentine's Day!)


March 14 - Zoom Meeting - 1:00 pm. Program: The ABC's of Dahlia Plant Propagation. This program includes demonstrations on taking dahlia cuttings and we will also discuss some of the materials and equipment needed to do this successfully. We will also give tips on pre-starting tubers for the garden. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers. (Remember to set your clock ahead this weekend because of the return to Daylight Savings Time.)


April 11 - Zoom Meeting - 1:00 pm. Program: Top Growers Panel. This is our "Ask the Experts" meeting. We want everyone interested in growing dahlias to have a successful experience. The "Panel" will be ready for your questions.


May 4 - CSDS will conduct its annual spring fund-raising event by offering show-quality dahlias through its on-line store.  The store will open on May 4.  On that date, we will post the direct link to the store on this website.  Please check back once the store opens.  


June, July, Aug & Sept – Garden Walks (To be decided. Please check back!)


September 18 & 19, 2021  
Botanic Garden Dahlia Show

Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022

Set-up Thursday Sept 16, 11:00 am.
Staging Friday Sept 17, 11:00 am.
Staging Saturday Sept 18, 5:30 am. until 9:45 am

October 10 - Zoom Meeting - 1:00 pm. Program: Tuber Division & Storage. How to Prepare Your Tubers for Over-Wintering.

November 7 - 2021 Show Awards Banquet. 11:30 to 2:30

Cooper Hawks Winery & Restaurant

798 W. Algonquin Road

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

November 14 - Elk Grove Village Library - 1:00 pm. This is CSDS's Annual Holiday Party.

December – NO MEETING.

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