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San Leandro Dahlia Society is a group of people who love dahlias and want to share that love with the world. Well, at least with the people in the East Bay. Our members come from the San Francisco area, around San Leandro, and as far away as Brentwood. We share successes and failures as well.
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Many growers start to dig and divide their plants now. Some wait until December or January. Others wait until February.
Digging and Dividing TubersClick here to go to the "How to dig and divide" page.
Curtis Maxwell will be digging, cleaning, dividing and storing tubers Saturday November 23
(this Saturday) at 10AM at his teaching garden at Casa Peralta.
384 W Estudillo Ave, San Leandro, CA 94577
Please come by and join us!
Our dahlias are done, or almost done for the year. It was a great year for beautiful blooms. Now we give the tubers a chance to grow and be ready for another super year.
That white stuff all over your leaves is powdery mildew. It happens this time of year. Bad stuff. It's easier to prevent it than to get rid of it. One way to get rid of it is to cut the leaves off. The photos below show the before and after. What's left is healthy.
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the Church of Christ (new location as of November 2019) 601 MacArthur Blvd. Our meetings include some business and a great program to encourage, demonstrate, or teach methods of raising more beautiful dahlias. Dahlia related questions are welcomed.
Our next meeting will be
January 21, 2019
We will be choosing the dahlia of the year for our dahlia show.
2020 Dues can be paid anytime.
$10 for SLDS
$24 or $27 for American Dahlia Society
Click here to go to the membership form