Great Fun Attending a Dahlia Show

Posted by @Paul2032 on
My parents were plant lovers, and I remember attending flower shows with them when I was quite young. There were a number of active plant societies then, and many towns had garden clubs that put on a show each year. There was also the state fair and there were some county fairs with shows.

After reaching adulthood and getting married, we joined several of the plant societies and participated in their shows. Sadly, several of those societies are gone now. The Gladiolus Society and The Chrysanthemum Society had wonderful shows, as did the African Violet Society and Artistic Designers. They are gone. Now there are shows at the State Fair, and the Rose Society, Iris Society, and Dahlia Society continue to have shows. Yesterday I attended the Dahlia Show. It was a lovely event, so I thought I might share.

The Dahlia Show was held at the Garden Center in Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City. It had been well publicized, and prominent signs drew in people driving by
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A few designs with Dahlias greeted you as you came in the door

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Members pick large bouquets from their gardens and then sell them, container and all, to the public for $10.

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The showroom was beautifully arranged for easy viewing and picture taking.

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Glorious blooms of all sizes and colors filled the room. Here are some of the exhibits. I have a number to add to the database.

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Comments and discussion:
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a zinnia enthusiastic by Smadar Oct 15, 2016 4:28 PM 0
a newbie to dahlias by jmc Oct 5, 2015 12:30 PM 1
Fun for all by zuzu Oct 2, 2015 8:51 AM 2

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