Members benefit from the collective experience of the group as well as dahlia growers nationwide through the American Dahlia Society (ADS). NEDS members can learn from experienced growers on what cultivation techniques work best in their areas. Meetings are held regularly and include topics like:
- Soil preparation
- Staking & tying
- Insects, pests, & disease control
- Topping & pinching
- Grooming & staging for exhibition
- Winter storage
- Tuber division & exchange
- Growing from cuttings & seeds
- And more
We invite you to join our meetings and see our shows/exhibitions. NEDS plans to host an annual summer picnic and a winter holiday party for members in the upcoming years and offer new members dahlia tubers/cuttings. As NEDS grows, we hope to offer events like flower challenges, photo contests, and tubers/cuttings exchange and sale.
ADS members receive the annual Classification and Handbook of Dahlias, the quarterly Bulletin of the American Dahlia Society, and access to the Members Only section of the ADS website. You can join ADS through NEDS.
Signup for the many benefits of membership at any meeting or through this site (below). Annual renewal is necessary by December 31st. For inquiries, please use our contact form.