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Rhode Island Dahlia Society, Inc.

PROGRAMS 2024

 

February 4, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

“Dahlias at Blithewold and the Creation of a New Dahlia Display Garden”:

In this introduction to the Rhode Island gem, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum, Director of Horticulture Dan Christina will discuss site selection, soil development, and other considerations in the establishment of a new dahlia garden.

 

March 3, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"Propagation of Dahlias" 

Experienced growers will demonstrate how to take cuttings and will share various seed starting methods.

 

April 7, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"Fostering Organic Practices Using Beneficial Insects and Nematodes"

This will be an introduction to using beneficial insects and nematodes to control common garden pests.

 

May 4-5, 2024, times TBD  Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"Marking Party (Sat 5/4 for members) and Dahlia Tuber Sale #1 (Sun 5/5 for the public)"

 

May 11, 2024 10am-3pm, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum

"Dahlia Tuber Sale #2"

 

June 2, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"BRIX: Understanding How it Effects Plant Pests."

Find out about a surprising new approach to organic pest management.

 

August 4, 2024 Annual Summer Picnic for Members

 

August 17-18, 2024, Times TDB, Fairgrounds, Richmond, RI

"Rhode Island Dahlia Society Show at Washington County Fair"

A great opportunity to learn how to stage and show dahlias and see a beautiful display.

 

September 7,8, 2024, Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI , Times TBD

"58th Annual Rhode Island Dahlia Society Show" including the 2nd Annual Dahlia Photography Show.

The largest dahlia show in Rhode Island is a colorful display not to be missed! Also, it's a great opportunity to learn about the many forms of dahlias. Admission is free.

 

October 6, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"Hybridization"

Rhode Island Dahlia Society members will share their dahlia hybridizing methods, experiences, and results.

 

November 3, 2024, 1:30pm , Cold Spring Community Center, Wickford, RI 

"Storing Your Tubers for Winter"

 

 

We will demonstrate dividing tubers for storage and popular methods of packing both divided tubers and tuber clumps for the winter.

 

December 8, 2024   Annual Holiday luncheon for members

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