Category Archives: Piper Creek Trial Garden

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WORKBEES AND WORKSHOPS
Senior Judges are welcome to all courses as their participation enriches the learning opportunities for all participants.

Piper Creek Trial Garden Workbees

Date: Tuesdays – June 20, June 27, July 4, July 11, July 18,  July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15, August 22, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – (until the work is done)
Activities: Help out at Canada’s only dahlia Trial Garden! See new varieties being assessed, learn all about Pruning, Hoeing, Disbudding, Colour Coding, and Scoring from the experts. Participants will also be given the opportunity to evaluate entries should they wish.

Garden Party!!

Date: July 29, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 3pm to sunset; Dinner at 5pm
Activities: A party at the Trial Garden to celebrate dahlias with the public and members! Beef on a Bun provided, donation to the Society requested to help cover costs. Members are asked to bring a potluck salad to share. BYOBeverage (non-alcoholic)

Dahlia Judging Course  (Pre-registration recommended)

Date: 
July 30, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 3pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities: This course is for beginners and will teach participants to identify the various forms of dahlias in preparation for show judging.
Contact:
Ken Jensen ambbowl@shaw.ca or 403-782-5095

 
Flower Arranging Workshop (Pre-registration recommended)

Date: August 6, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 4pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities:  Participants will be given information and the opportunity to create a flower arrangement. Bring your own container.
Contact: 
Marilyn McArthur Marilyn.mcarthur@hotmail.com or 403-346-4902

Colour Coding Dahlias

Date: August 22, 2017
Where: Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 10am – 3pm
Activities: Participants will do the final colour coding of entries in the trial garden for evaluation.
Contact: Ken Jensen ambbowl@shaw.ca or 403-782-5095

 
Gladiolus Judging Course

Date: August 13, 2017
Where: 
Piper Creek Trial Garden
Time: 
10am – 4pm (Bring a bag lunch)
Activities:
Reg will be presenting information on Gladiolus including how to prepare them so that they will show well at the upcoming ADGS Show.
Contact: 
Reg Powys-Lybbe  marleneandreg.powyslybbe@gmail.com or 403-652-2150

ADGS Annual Dahlia and Gladiolus Show 2017

When: August 25- 27, 2017
Where: Bower Place Centre,
4900 Molly Bannister Dr. Red Deer, AB
Contact: Larry Quintilio quintiliolarry@gmail.com
Volunteers needed for ADGS Show Committee

ADGS Annual General Meeting

When: TBA
Where: Eastview Community Hall,
120 Ellenwood Dr. Red Deer, AB
Time: 11 am
Contact: Larry Quintilio quintiliolarry@gmail.com
Potluck lunch to follow

Visitors from the American Dahlia Society

Visitors from the American Dahlia Society (ADS)

On Monday, August 18th, 2014, Ron and Barb Miner from the Dahlia Society of Ohio and Wayne and Eleanor Shantz from the Lane County Dahlia Society (Oregon) are planning to visit us.  You are invited to  meet them at the Piper Creek Trial Garden (McArthur Place) at 10:00 a.m. and join them for lunch at the Rusty Pelican Restaurant, 2070-50 Ave, Red Deer at 12:30 pm.  (Cost of lunch on your own).
If you are attending lunch, please reply to Ken Jensen at ambbowl@shaw.ca or 403-782-5095 by Friday Aug 15.  If their schedule allows, they may also tour members’ gardens.

Ron is the ADS Trial Garden Co-Chairman, Past President, Committee Chair for Policy, Web-site co-ordinator and Trustee.  Ron and Barb are from Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Wayne and Eleanor are Vice-Presidents for the Pacific Northwest Conference and active in judging seminars and training.   They are from Eugene, Oregon.  Wayne has an Alberta connection as he spent his early years in this area.

Let’s welcome them as they tour Alberta and thank them for stopping to see us!