Nancy has been growing dahlias since the 1970s, when a neighbor gave her mom some maroon and white dahlias. When she moved into her current home, she had the land for many more. She has been a RIDS and ADS member since 1998 and has been Treasurer since 2009. When Larry and Nancy married in 2003, he brought his love of gardening and day lilies to their home. Now, they are both RIDS members and grow approximately 135 dahlia plants of 100 different varieties. Nancy’s favorite dahlia varieties include: Tartan, Tioga Lovesong, Spartacus, Kidd’s Climax, Edna C., Islander, Little Showoff, Wheels and Shinkyoku.