2017 Timing of Blooms- Needs updating a/o 1/13/17

If competing in Southtown Dahlia Club's 2017 Annual Show, reference the calendar below (June, July, August) which specifies when dahlia plants should be topped-off for optimum* bloom maturity by show date (September 3-4, 2017).

*Note: Dates indicated are for optimum growing conditions and are variable based on micro-climates, soil amendments, weather conditions, fertilizing program, etc.

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SDC 2017 meetings (mark your calendars please)

​Please check our Facebook Page for up to the minute changes

  • 2/26/17 SDC Feb Meeting   Su 130-330p - Crestwood Civic Center - participation in 2017 ADS Show topic
  • 3/26/17 SDC March Meeting Su 130-330p Crestwood Civic Center - propagation program
  • 4/23/17 SDC Apr Meeting Su 130-330p- Crestwood Civic Center - topic to be updated
  • ​5/21/17 - SDC Annual Dahlia Tuber, Plant and Garden Sale, Su 1p-4p Crestwood Civic Center
  • ​June'17- SDC June Event/ more info tbd/ plans for visit to Midwest local garden - not at Crestwood
  • Jul'17 - SDC Annual Picnic for members and invited guests - date/locale/info to follow
  • ​Aug'17- open date- no meeting at Crestwood, possible garden walk n preparation for Shows
  •  9/3-9/4  SDC Annual Show & Exhibition - Crestwood Civic Center
  • 10/??  SDC Annual Awards Banquet
  • 11/12  Elections, Year End Recap & Dahlia Suggestions - Crestwood Civic Center
  • Dec'17 - No Meeting—Happy Holidays!

mark your calendars

Other 2017"Midwest Conference dates of interest"

​below are 2016 dates which need updating

  • 8/20/16 Bonneyville Trial Gardens Judging Seminar, Bristol, IN
  • 8/20-8/21 Badger State Dahlia SocietyOlbrich Gardens, Madison, WI
  • 8/27-8/28/16 Western Michigan Dahlia Society—Grand Rapids, MI
  • 9/3-9/4 Southtown Dahlia Club—Crestwood Civic Center, Crestwood, IL (Labor Day Weekend)
  • 9/10-9/11 Elkhart Dahlia Society Show—Concord Mall, Elkhart, IN
  • 9/17-9/18 Central State Dahlia Society Show—Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL
  • 9/18-20 ADS National Show 100th Anniversary—Long Island, New York
  • 9/24-9/25 Dahlia Society of Wisconsin Show—Brookfield City Hall, Brookfield, WI

SDC Monthly Meetings, Midwest Dahlia Show Dates, 2017 ADS National Dahlia Show

SDC has planned a comprehensive 2017 program of presentations that will guide dahlia growers through the monthly tasks needed to ensure a healthy and satisfying dahlia garden. Please refer back to this website often for updates as meeting venue and/or meeting time may change based on type of program. In the mean time, please reserve the following dates in your calendar and invite your gardening friends and family to join us for informative and entertaining dahlia culture presentations and activities.

​​​​Southtown Dahlia Club

An Affiliate of the American Dahlia Society and Midwest Dahlia Conference

South Suburbs, Chicago, Illinois

2017 Calendar of Events