Here’s more info on the upcoming dahlia show in Greenwich, from the Garden Education Center. I understand they are still looking for show participants, too:
“A Dahlia Show presented by the Westchester Fairfield Horticultural Society and the Garden Education Center of Greenwich
“WHERE: The Garden Education Center of Greenwich, 130 Bible Street, Cos Cob, Connecticut 06807.
“WHEN: Friday, September 26, 2008 from 1-4:30PM & Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10AM -3PM.
“An explosion of eye-popping color awaits visitors to this exciting first annual event. Hundreds of striking Dahlia blossoms will be shown in a judged competition among the Westchester Fairfield Horticultural Society, the Garden Education Center of Greenwich, the Connecticut Dahlia Society and members of regional garden clubs. Just for fun, there will be dahlia-themed floral arrangement displays contributed by avid gardeners and professional floral designers.
“Dahlias boast an exotic array of color and form in sizes ranging from dainty thimbles to flamboyant dinner plates. They are easy to grow, flower non-stop from May through October and are deer-resistant. Lectures on Dahlia cultivation, presented by members of Connecticut Dahlia Society, will be held in the historic Montgomery Conservatory on both days. These expert growers will share their inside tips on Dahlia cultivation for pleasure and exhibition.
“There will also be opportunities to purchase spring-flowering bulbs (daffodils, tulips, etc.) for autumn planting and to sign up for membership with Westchester Fairfield Horticultural Society and the Garden Education Center of Greenwich. The Garden Education Center Shop will also be open throughout this event.
“Dazzling Dahlias is free and open to the public.
“For further information, visit www.westfairhort.org and www.gecgreenwich.org”