Long Island Dahlia Society

LIDS Newsletter - July 2014

July Membership Meeting - on a Saturday!

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

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

Long Island Dahlia Society

Relax and enjoy the garden!


LIDS Summer Picnic in the Wolkoff Garden

Saturday, August 2 at 1:00 PM

(Check the website and your email before you
leave for the picnic if the weather is questionable)

(Rain date, Sunday, August 3)

The LIDS Annual Picnic is held next to the Wolkoff Garden, under the big maple tree. This is a wonderful way for our volunteers to wander through the garden which is in full bloom, relax with your guests and enjoy good food.

Please bring a covered dish, dessert, or salad to share (for about six people) and folding chairs. Please coordinate with Patrick to make sure we will have a sufficient number of main dishes and so that they can all be set out before dinner is served.

(A sign up sheet will be available at the July meeting) Sternos and all condiments, paper products, and soft drinks will be provided.

Contact Patrick Schildt with questions.)


Picnic Parking

When parking in our Garden parking slots please be considerate of members who will be unloading food and also those of us those with limited mobility. It is no longer permissible to park along the park road; there is ample head in parking, in the grass, starting at the end of the chicken houses.


Picnic Raffle Table!

Members who have garden produce, jam, flowers, plants, or homemade items you would like to share, please bring it for the picnic raffle table.



As we prepare for our upcoming shows, we are looking for vases of any and all sizes. Big, small, clear, any color vase is appreciated. They can be left in the barn anytime it is open.


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.

Long Island Dahlia Society

Tip! – Have your permit laminated at a local office supply store for under $2


LIDS Iron-on Patches Available

You can purchase LIDS iron-on patches at our next membership meeting,
they are three (3) patches for $5.

Long Island Dahlia Society Patches


LIDS Photo Contest!

The garden is in bloom, if you are a photographer at any level (beginner, intermediate or professional) you can enter the LIDS Photo Contest held in October.

More details in upcoming newsletters.

Long Island Dahlia Society Photo Contest


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 Lenny Nicolosi

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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