Long Island Dahlia Society

LIDS Newsletter - June 2014

Membership Meeting

Thursday, June 19 at 7:00 PM

It is still planting time! There will be a final blowout sale of plants and tubers
at bargain prices at the June meeting! Sale starts at 7:00 PM

Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

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


President’s Message
Come and learn how to grow dahlias!

Want to take your garden to the next level? Come on down to the Wolkoff garden on Saturday mornings; our volunteers are learning from the masters, from planting to disbudding, this is a great opportunity to get a hands on education. Come see the garden too, it looks terrific. - Joe Laundrie, President



Our major sales are over for the season. Thanks to an abundance of choice, vibrant plants and tubers made available by Joe and the garden volunteers and to our dedicated sales force headed by Kelly, we are almost sold out!

A very special thanks for those who went for the trifecta, potting AND schlepping AND selling! We are continuing to collect vases of all sizes as well as cups and mugs for our fall sales.


Parking Permits Needed to Park at the Wolkoff Garden

Parking permits are now required for all LIDS volunteers parking at the dahlia garden. Volunteers who have not received a permit should ask for one at the dahlia garden and display it each time you park there.


Upcoming Events

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

- Joe Lysik will provide hands on dahlia care demonstrations and advice.

-A perennial swap will be held conveniently at the garden that day so put aside any divided perennials you may wish to swap or donate

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

The August membership meting will be held in the Carriage House
on Thursday, August 21, at 7:00 PM


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 www.longislanddahlia.org/calendar-of-events.asp



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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