​​​​Southtown Dahlia Club

An Affiliate of the American Dahlia Society and The Midwest Dahlia Conference

South Suburbs, Chicago, Illinois

​​SDC 2019 Calendar of Events 

Check our Facebook Page for changes and last minute updates


​​Events are at the Crestwood Civic Center,14025 S. Kostner Ave, Crestwood, IL unless noted


​1/27/19 New ADS Introductions / Dahlia Tuber Resources/ Planning for your 2019 Dahlia Garden

​2/24/19  Taking Your Tubers Out of Storage - Dahlia Definitions/Classifications/Forms

​3/24/19 Propagation methods to increase your stock, Fertilizers for various stages of dahlia growth

​4/28/19  Butterfly Program - Learn how to help Butterflies through your garden choices

5/19/19   SDC Annual Dahlia Tuber and Plant Sale 12n- 4pm

​6/23/19  Hands on dahlia demos at our Lake Katherine Nature Preserve Dahlia Bed, Palos, IL

​7/28/19  Annual SDC Club picnic at home of Sue & Mike Fitzgerald, Members & Invited guests

​8/25/19  Getting ready for our Annual Show - How you can participate and compete

9/28-9/29/19  SDC 82nd Annual Dahlia Show -Show and Exhibitor set-up 9/27/19  

​10/27/19 - Welcome new members - Fall Storage techniques

TBD - Awards Banquet - More Info to follow


OTHER ONGOING INITIATIVES - CHECK FACEBOOK FOR EXACT DATES

Lake Katherine Nature Preserve Dahlia Bed, Palos Heights, IL

Countryside Community Garden dahlia Bed, Countryside, IL

SDC Plants and Maintains 2 public dahlia beds to foster our goal of sharing dahlia culture with interested gardeners. We will have a spring planting date the week after our sale, and harvest dates after the first frost. Dates depend on the weather. Members will be invited to volunteer via emails. Weekly weeding, Staking, tying and watering of these two beds helps them to look attractive and is made easier when many hands are involved.