Winner of People's Choice "Show n Tell"
For more about the show, click here.
October seems to end the life of the dahlias in the Bay Area .
As the gardens are slowing down, don’t do any more fertilizing but do try to control mildew and pests. The tubers are forming, and we do not want the plants to be suffering while the tubers are forming. We want happy tubers so we can have Blue Ribbon winning blooms next year.
Click here for a tutorial on digging and dividing your dahlias
The dahlia show was scheduled for
September 9 and 10 at the
San Leandro Library
on Estudillo. It's over!
June meeting ....
Curtis (with the straw hat) showed how to pinch the top and disbud. Super helpful!
Chris explained more about disbudding.
It's a new page!!
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 the flower and stick it in a bucket of water. Diabrotica don't swim.
We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at the
Church of Christ
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 always welcomed.
Our next meeting
will be November 21
at 7 PM. Topics include ...
1. Opening remarks by John Morton
2. Introduction of visitors and members
3. Approval of minutes and treasurers report
4. Growing Q&A
5. Seed Collection-Curtis Maxwell
Tuber Digging, Dividing & Storing-Chris Dix and Curtis Maxwell
6. Election of officers and board for next year.
President - Ellen Muir
Vice President - Chris Dix
Secretary - Ginger Porrell
Treasurer - Dennis Stone
7• Slide show of 2023 new introductions
8• When and where to buy tubers
2023 Dues are now due.
$10 for SLDS
$30 (individual) or $35 (family) for American Dahlia Society
($40 or $45 total for both)
Dues are now from May 2023 - April 2024.
Click here to go to the membership form