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LIDS Newsletter - May 2014

Starting this month LIDS will be sending our newsletters in the format below.


Membership Meeting and Tuber Sale
Membership Meeting - Another Big Tuber Sale!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Sale starts at 7:00 PM

It is planting time! We still have a large selection of tubers, dahlia plants (including border dahlias) for sale.  All dahlias for sale have been grown at the Wolkoff Dahlia Garden at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum on Montauk Hwy in East Islip.

Planting time is right around the corner. This is a great opportunity to purchase exhibition dahlia varieties that are not available at garden centers or big box stores.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

This meeting will be held in the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum

Tuber Sale Tuber Sale


President’s Message
It's magic time! It's planting time!

Join the group of dedicated volunteers on Saturday mornings as we plant the dahlias. We are also planting during the week on Wednesdays, Thursdays, as well. All days the work starts at 9AM and continues until 11AM. Bring your own coffee during the week, Saturdays we will still provide the coffee and cake. - Joe Laundrie, President


Welcome New Members!

We are happy to share our expertise and passion for dahlias with you.

• David Friedman • Patricia Raff • Maridee Miller • Ralph Martinsen

Welcome Back!

• Jacquie Harned • Judy Buitenkant


Upcoming Events

Next month’s membership meeting is on Thursday, June 19

July’s membership meting will be held in the Wolkoff Garden
on Saturday, July 19, 11:30 AM

Summer Picnic: Saturday, August 2 (rain date, August 3)


Saturday Mornings at the William Wolkoff Garden

Each Saturday during the dahlia season (typically late March to November, unless otherwise notified) our volunteers meet at 9:00 AM at the William Wolkoff Dahlia Garden in Bayard Cutting Arboretum.

Under the leadership of the Garden Director Joe Lysik, our volunteers support the garden by preparing the tubers for planting, maintaining the garden during the bloom times, through the digging up the tubers at the end of season, this is a hands-on learning experience, all are welcome. Work in the garden is followed by coffee and cake at 11:00 AM.


Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held year round, on the third Thursday of the month at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum, located at:

440 Montauk Highway
Great River, NY 11739

Set GPS to these either address: Great River Rd & NY-27A (Montauk Hwy), or
NY-27A & Union Blvd, East Islip NY 11730


LIDS 2014 Calendar!

The full 2014 LIDS Calendar of Events has been published and
available online at



LIDS dues are $20.
You can pay your dues at monthly meetings or mail a check to:

P.O. Box 76
West Sayville, NY 11796

New members receive a subscription to our monthly e-newsletter and
three (3) free tubers in when they available in the spring.


LIDS Dahlia Shows

Dahlia growers, whether expert or novice come from all points of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and even Rhode Island to display their gardening achievements, hoping to reach the prestigious Court of Honor. Because the cooler weather brings out their vibrant colors, these regional shows are held in September and October when Dahlias are at their peak. The shows are held in the lower level of the Carriage House at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum in August and October of this year.  See the calendar for dates.


Resource Links

American Dahlia Society

Mid-Island Dahlia Society

Greenwich Dahlia Society

Rhode Island Dahlia Society

Bayard Cutting Arboretum Horticultural Society


Executive Board

President - Joe Laundrie

Vice-President - Maureen Burford

Treasurer - Joe Lysik

Website Director - Carol Jansch

Recording Secretary - Dee Cunningham

Hospitality - Patrick Schildt

Membership - Millie Canzoneri

Fundraising Chair - Kelly Abercrombie

Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter - Carol Jansch

Garden Director - Joe Lysik

Associate Garden Directors -
John Canzoneri, Ted Gollatz, Gene Murtha, Mike Kehl, and Joe Laundrie

NADC Representatives - Joe Laundrie / Jim Micheels

ADS Representative - William Bushman

Show Chairperson - Joe Laundrie

Evaluation - Dennis Kirchner

Wolkoff Dahlia Garden Design - William Wolkoff

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