Long Island Dahlia Society

LIDS Newsletter - September 2014

President's Message - A Really Great Show!

by Joe Laundrie

Our first show of the season was a HUGE success on many levels. First, a big thank you to all the LIDS volunteers who helped setup, and then provided all of the needed work to ensure the show ran smoothly. We were able to break down in record time; we were done at 5:30! Thank you to all volunteers who worked so hard; without you all we would not have had a show.

Second, the show was filled with beautiful flowers from growers who have competed for years and with blooms from many newcomers, what a sight to see all of your beautiful dahlias that filled the Carriage House, we had so many complements, it was stunning. And LIDS members did very well in the awards category too!

If you have not been down to the Wolkoff Garden recently, COME ON DOWN! It is amazing and with the expansion of the garden and all of the dedication to the dahlias, the colors are stunning and only get better as fall approaches.

Our next dahlia show is in October and will be held along with the LIDS Photo Competition. I urge all of you with a camera to point it at dahlias and click away. You will find details on the Photo Competition on our website or printed at the Wolkoff Garden.

Long Island Dahlia Society Photo Contest

I am looking forward to seeing you at our next meeting Thursday, September 18. - Joe


General Meeting

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 7:00 PM

Carriage House, Bayard Cutting Arboretum


LIDS 2014 Photo Show!

By Dee Cunningham

It’s time to dust off those cameras! Though October seems far away, the Long Island Dahlia Society’s Annual Photo Competition and Display is fast approaching. The Wolkoff Garden at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum is in full bloom already so come on down and click away. You can take pictures of your own dahlia blooms too!

Long Island Dahlia Society Photo Contest 


Bayard Cutting Arboretum Fall Festival

September 27 and 28, 2014

Bayard Cutting Arboretum

We need volunteers to schmooze with Garden visitors, assist with our flower demo and hang out at the LIDS tent. Free admission, coffee, lunch and enjoy the Fest. Light duties and a fun day ask anyone who has been there. Full and half day volunteer slots. See Maureen, email maburf@yahoo.com or sign up at the September Meeting.


Dues will be due in September

In accordance with the decision taken last year by the Board and Membership, LIDS annual $20.00 dues will be due in September. Dues may be paid directly to Millie Canzoneri or by mail at LIDS, PO Box 76, West Sayville, NY 11796. Please take time to let us know if your address, telephone number, internet service provider or email address has changed.


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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