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Outstanding Shows - Another Great Year!; Holiday Potluck - Save the Date!; 2018 Membership Application!; Another Year in Dahlias - 2018 Wall Calendar!; 2017 Show Results!


29th Annual Show - Schedule of Events!; Kalispell Center Mall - Show Set-up!; Special Show Exhibits - Don't Forget!; Set-up Area & Judges Break Room - New Location!


August 5th - Judging School!; 2017 NW Montana Fair Dahlia & Gladiolus Show Schedules!; NW MT Fair Show - Set-up!; 2017 Northwest Montana Fair MDS Dahlia & Gladiolus Show - Schedule of Events!; NW MT Fair Show - Parking Passes!; Preparing Flowers for the Show!

Formal Decorative

July 15th Meeting - How to Hybridize Dahlias!; 2017 NW Montana Fair Dahlia & Gladiolus Show Schedules!; Special Show Exhibits - Often Overlooked!; August 5th - Judging School!; June 11th - Meeting Hi-Lights!

Peony June 11th Meeting - Disbudding & Arrangement Workshop!; Tuber Sale - Another Great Sale!; Bibler Garden 2017 Tours - Save the Dates!; Dahlia Culture - There's Still Time to Plant!
Arrangement_2009 Mall Show

Annual Tuber Sale - Potluck - Tuber & Plant Auction!; Tuber Sale - Set Up & Take Down!; June 11th Meeting - Disbudding & Arrangement Workshop!; Tuber Sale - Ready for the Sale!; April 9th - Meeting Hi-Lights!


April 9th Meeting - Insect and Weed Control!; March 12th - Meeting Hi-Lights!; Jersey's Beauty and the Millionaire Gardeners of Sewickley!; Tuber Sorting - Bring your Clippers & Gloves!; Tuber Sale - Saturday May 6, 2017!

Ball March 12th Meeting - Soil Composition and Fertilizer; February 12th - Secretary's Report!; March - A Green Month - The Perfect Time to Plant Dahlia Seed!; Dahlias & Gladiolus - 2017 Arrangement Titles Selected!; Local Garden Centers - Valuable Resources!; ADS 2017 National Show - Mark Your Calendar!
Head Table_2009 Kalispell Center Mall Show

February 12th Meeting - Leaf and Stem Cuttings; January 8th - Meeting Hi-Lights!; Dahlia Culture - Success With Cuttings!; 2017 Calendar of Events!

Arrangement_2009 Mall Show Dahlia Culture - Time to Inspect Tubers!; January Meeting - Plans for 2017!; ADS News - 2017 Classification Changes!; Cuttings Projects Cards!; American Dahlia Society - Dahlia Genome Project!; Holiday Potluck - Great Time!; 2017 Flower Shows - Mark Your Calendar!
Informal Decorative November Holiday Potluck - Mark Your Calendar!; January Meeting - Plans for 2017!: Judges Forms!
Big Red Truck Gardens Outstanding Shows - Another Great Year!; Holiday Potluck - Date Undecided!; October Meeting - Review of the Shows!; Virus Testing - Now Available!; 2017 Membership Application; Another Year in Dahlias - 2017 Wall Calendar!


`Tana Tuber Topics

In March, 1989 Janice Hart won a $10 gift certificate from Alpen Gardens on her winning suggestion for the name of our monthly newsletter - `Tana Tuber Topics. The newsletter includes minutes of the previous monthly meeting, interesting articles on dahlia culture, and information on upcoming events.


Current Newsletter




Jan 2018



In This Issue
1 ADS News - 2018 Classification Changes!
1 January Meeting - Plans for 2018!
1 Suppliers Open for 2018 - Explore Old & New Varieties!
2 MDS Treasurer's Report at December 31, 2017!
2 Holiday Potluck - Great Time!
2 2018 Flower Shows - Mark Your Calendar!

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