Virtual Dahlia Show:
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 and Modesto. We share successes and failures as well.
What's happening in your garden? Let the experts help you solve some of the garden problems.
This little critter is a very BAD BUG!!! It's called diabrotica or cucumber beetle. They are herbivores, meaning they eat our plants, especially our dahlia flowers. There is no easy way to get rid of them. Early in the morning you can do hand to hand combat and squash them, one by one before they start to fly. Insecticides don't seem to work. If one flower is full of them, cut it and stick it in a bucket of water. Diabrotica don't swim.
Dahlias are growing!!!
2020 Dahlias on Display, Virtually
Due to COVID-19, all American Dahlia Society events were cancelled. So, this year the San Leandro Dahlia Society has exhibited their favorite dahlias with photos taken from their gardens, plus some indoor bouquets and arrangements. Flowers are fresher since they are alive and are more colorful since they are seen in natural light. Please feel free to share this site with your friends, family and neighbors.
Now that the days are getting shorter, our dahlia plants are getting weaker. Stems are breaking. Mildew is continuing to spread. Some plants are dying back altogether. What to do? Accept the fact that fall is here. Keep deadheading. Enjoy the remaining blooms, even if they are smaller or a bit different from what the plant has produced so far. Start to cut plants back to about 8" until it's time to dig out, if you plan on digging.
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
December 17, 2020
(zoom for members)
2021 Dues can be paid anytime.
$10 for SLDS
$24 or $27 for American Dahlia Society
Click here to go to the membership form