Monday, October 21, 2013

Awards for the 66th Annual Dahlia Show will be presented Sunday, October 27th, from 1 to 3 pm, at the Loose Park Garden Center

Join us Sunday, October 27th, from 1 to 3 pm, in the Rose Room of the Loose Park Garden Center at 51st Street and Wornall Road for a short meeting of the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society.

Winners from our 66th Annual Dahlia Show held September 14-15, 2013 will be presented Awards, Trophies and Exchange Medals. Many of the medals and awards are furnished to us by other USA Dahlia Societies.

Hope to see you this Sunday!

Monday, September 16, 2013

66th Annual Annual Dahlia Show September 14-15th Best in Show

The 66th Annual Dahlia Show at Loose Park was a great success this past weekend!



The Best of the Show was a miniature ball, Robann Royal grown by Randy Burfeind of Overland Park, KS.  Randy is very active in the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society.  His winner is shown below:


Other winning entries included Denise Erhart's Mexico, the Best Anenome:


Larry Boucher bought in Pee Gee the Best Cactus in the show:



Bernard Lohkamp's Toma was the Best Formal Decorative:


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Dahlia Show Bed in the September, 2013 issue of the Kansas City Gardener!

The dahlia show bed planted and maintained by Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society members is featured on Page 10 of the September, 2013 issue of Kansas City Gardener.

http://issuu.com/thekansascitygardener/docs/kcg_09sep13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Missouri State Fair entries

Larry Boucher with his Kelvin Floodlight bloom that was the Best of Show at the 2013 Missouri State Fair.

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Entries at the 2013 Missouri State Fair.


"Free as a Bird" arrangement.



 Best Three "NO" Peculiar Sunrise Mo.State Fair 2013


 Award winners from the 2013 Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO


Photos courtesy of Larry Boucher, all rights reserved.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Results from Missouri State Fair's Dahlia Show are announced!

Congratulations to  Larry Boucher, Randy Burfeind, Bernard Lohkamp and Robert Stevens for their wins at the Missouri State Fair Dahlia Show!  Results can be seen here:

http://www.mostatefair.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/itsdmda/getCompetitionResults.php?formGet=1&departmentCode=P&sectionCode=NN&classCode=ALL&farmName=&firstName=&lastName=&city=&countyName=ALL&btnFilter=Display+Results

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

It's Show Time!

Have the biggest or the best dahlia blooms ever?  Consider bringing them to the judging table for a little competition!  Members of the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society are accredited judges of the American Dahlia Society and will be judging these shows and will also be available to answer any questions you have on dahlias.  

Missouri State Fair's Dahlia show will be August 17 & 18 in Sedalia, MO. 

The Dahlia Show at Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Highway 50, Kingsville, MO will be August 31 and September 1, 2013.

The 66th Annual Show of The Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society affiliated with the American Dahlia Society and The Midwest Conference will be September 14-15 at The Garden Center, Jacob L. Loose Park, Kansas City, MO.  Entries will be accepted Friday, September 13 from 9 to 4 or Saturday, September 14 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For details on participating in any of these shows contact Randy Burfeind at 913-451-3488.

Not ready to show but want to see the best AA, Ba or 5PomM around, or maybe just find out what these are?  Then visit any of these venues to enjoy the flowers!


Sunday, July 21, 2013

Next meeting of the Greater KC Dahlia Society is Sunday, August 4 from 1 to 3 pm

We'll  be meeting  August 4, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Loose Park Garden Center and will be discussing  using dahlias in cut flower floral arrangements and  Preparing dahlias for show judging.  We welcome anyone wanting to grow dahlias to attend.  

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society meeting scheduled for July 14th

Removing side buds to produce larger blossoms will be the meeting topic for the Sunday,  July 14th meeting at Loose Park, 51st St. and Wornall Road.    We welcome anyone wanting to grow dahlias to attend.   If additional information is needed please contact Randy Burfeind at 913-451-3488.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bernard Lohkamp demonstrating pinching dahlias at the Loose Park dahlia garden for the June meeting.


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

June 9, 2013 meeting 1-3 pm in Rose Room, Loose Park

Among other dahlia growing topics, the June 9th Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society meeting will focus on pinching out the center plants to make the plant bushier.  Anyone interested in growing dahlias is welcome to attend.  

Saturday, May 4, 2013

2013 KC Dahlia Root Sale

2013 Dahlia Root Sale, Sat., 5/4, 8:00A.M.-4:00P.M. and Sun, 5/5, 10:00A.M-3:00P.M. at Loose Park Garden Center, near 51st and Wornall, Kansas City, MO.