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27 February, 2018:

 We will meet at the Metro Hospital Conference Center at 6, 2018:00 PM.  Dahlias 101 will feature a discussion on “How to handle dahlias in storage, how to “wake up” the tubers in the early spring, and lighting systems for early growth.”   At 7, 2018:00 PM the general meeting will start with the program being, 2018:  Soil testing with discussion of pH, nutrients, and fertilization.

27 March, 2018:

  We will meet at Metro Hospital’s Conference center at 6, 2018:00 PM. The Dahlias 101 will feature “How to Pot Up Dahlia Tubers”.  At 7, 2018:00 the General meeting will offer a new twist.  Rick and Nancy Peters will present a slide show on their month in France. 

24 April, 2018:

 We will meet in the Metro Hospital’s Conference Center at 6, 2018:00 PM where the Dahlias 101 will cover supporting and tagging the dahlia plant.  At 7, 2018:00 PM  The general meeting will be the “Tag and Bag” session where the members bring their extra tubers for our Tuber Sale.  The club’s tubers will be sold at a discount to members.  More information will be available later.

5 May, 2018:

 Tuber Sale at the Grand Rapids Farmers Market at Fuller and Fulton.  Starts at 8 AM and goes until 12, 2018:00 noon.  Need chairman.

12 May, 2018:

 Tuber sale, repeat for this Saturday.

22 May, 2018:

 No Dahlias 101.  The General meeting will be held at Metro Hospital’s Conference Center, commencing at 7, 2018:00.  A panel discussion on irrigation will be the program.  There are multiple ways to water our dahlia plants, and tonight’s program should help you decide what is best for you.

26 June, 2018:

 Meet at a garden (to be determined) this evening at 6, 2018:00 PM. We will have a discussion about pests that bother our dahlias and how to prevent their destruction or kill them in the act.  This is an outdoor meeting with a pot luck dinner, so please bring your place settings, a generous dish to pass, and a chair.

24 July, 2018:

 Meet at Ray & Ginny Lackey’s home for a tour of his dahlia garden.  Kathy Stevenson will present the program.  She has worked in a floral shop for 10 years of her life and is going to show us how to use the dahlia in centerpieces and other arrangements.  This is an outdoor meeting with a pot luck dinner, so please bring your place settings, a generous dish to pass, and a chair.

26-27 August, 2018:

 Dahlia Display   We will be having a display of our dahlias at Frederik Meijer Gardens.  They will provide tables in the hallways, and we will be able to talk with the public about these wonderful flowers.  It is hoped that we would sign up many new members to our club.  Jo Jepsen is the chair of this event, and more information will be forthcoming.

28 August, 2018:

 At 6, 2018:00 PM we will meet at a garden to be determined.  This is an outdoor meeting with a pot luck dinner, so please bring your place settings, a generous dish to pass, and a chair.  More information later.

20-23 Sept, 2018:

 National show in Philadelphia, PA.  This is the last National show before we host in 2019 so we have a team going to promote our show.  It is being held at Longwood Gardens and is not far from Lancaster PA.  Anyone out there with Tour bus Trip planning skills?  I could envision interest in a bus tour to Lancaster, some Amish area tour, a play at the Lancaster Sight and Sound Theater, take a ride on the Strasburg RR, visit the Dahlia show and spend the rest of the day at Longwood Gardens.

25 Sept, 2018:

 At 6, 2018:00 PM we will meet at a garden to be determined.  This is a preliminary plan.  Due to the National show in PA, we may move this up to the previous Saturday if we can arrange a garden meeting.  This is an outdoor meeting with a pot luck dinner, so please bring your place settings, a generous dish to pass, and a chair.

23 Oct, 2018:

 We will meet at the Conference Center of Metro Hospital at 6, 2018:00 PM for our Dahlias 101 program.  This evening the topic will be digging, cutting, and storing our dahlia tubers.  The General meeting will start at 7, 2018:00 with a program on to be determined.

4 Nov, 2018:

 This is our Dahlia Banquet which is usually held in the early afternoon the first Sunday in November.  The chair of this event is Nancy Riekse who will be selecting the venue and giving us all the information.

 

 

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