From the Garden Education Center in Greenwich, Conn. (and Ed Bonci); for more info go to http://www.gecgreenwich.org/:
“The Wonderful World of Dahlias
Greenwich Dahlia Society of the Garden Education Center
Spring and Summer Programs
Classification of Dahlias
With Steve Nowotarski
Wednesday, January 20 at 10.00 am
Steve returns to the GEC to take all the mystery out of dahlia classification. With words and lots of pictures he will help you be able to understand those confusing term like–Formal Decorative and Informal Decorative, Cactus straight and cactus incurve. At the end of our get together you will amaze your friends with your understanding of Dahlia Forms–we guarantee it!
A member of the Executive Committee of the American Dahlia Society, Steve is a Senior Judge, past president of the Mid-Island Dahlia Society, consultant to White Flower Farms and the recipient of many awards for hybridized new dahlias.
Dahlias A to Z
With Ed Bonci
Wednesday, March 24 at 10.00 am
Join Master Gardener and Dahlia Expert, Ed Bonci as he takes growers through a typical growing season from April to November. Ed is a dahlia aficionado and show judge who will be sharing his beautiful dahlia images as well as his expertise in caring for these diverse flowers. Topics covered during his presentation will include: soil prep, planting, disbudding and fall care from digging to dividing and storing tubers for the Winter.
Ed grows 200 dahlias in three separate gardens: his own garden in Eastchester, NY, The Master Gardener’s Demonstration Garden at The Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale, NY and The Fountains At Rivervue Assisted Living Facility in Tuckahoe, NY. Additionally he is a member of the Mid Island, Long Island, Connecticut and Greenwich Dahlia Societies.
When not in his garden, Ed can be found on the flight deck of a Boeing 767 flying cargo to Europe and Africa for DHL.
Each program costs $20 GEC and GDS members N/M $35
Phone 203 869 9242 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
more programs after the jump…
Dahlia Potting Workshop
in the GEC Horticulture Building
Thursday, April 15 at 10.00 am
Wake up your dahlia tubers with expert help. We will provide flats, soil and farm grown tubers which will produce summer blooms for your cutting garden.
Some prize winning dahlias will also be available for separate purchase.
Cost $20 GEC and GDS Members N/M $35
Save these Dates
Many Varieties of
Dahlia Tubers for Sale on May 1
at May Gardener’s Market
to benefit the Greenwich Dahlia Society and support
The 3rd Annual Dazzling Dahlias Show
at the GEC
Wednesday, September 15
1.00pm to 4.00pm
Thursday, September 16
10.00 am to 3.00 pm