Upcoming SEMDS Events

The events coming up for 2017:

18 Feb – Monthly Meeting

  • Propagation of Dahlias using seeds- the American Dahlia Society’s procedure of creating new Dahlia varieties – Don Reinhard.
  • Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

18 Mar – Monthly Meeting

  • Topics: Bring a dish to pass and extra tubers if you can; we’ll discuss Dahlia culture.
  • Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

15 Apr – Monthly Meeting (Tax Day is Monday!)

  • Topics: Members will be dividing, bagging, and labeling tubers for the annual tuber sale. This is a great opportunity for learning. Please bring tubers if you have extras.
  • Location: Telly’s Greenhouse Barn, 3301 John R, Troy
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

6 May – Annual Tuber Sale

  • Members come at 7:30 a.m. for set up; public sale begins at 9 a.m. Tell your friends!
  • Location: Telly’s Greenhouse Barn (Please park 0ff-site)
  • Time: 9 am – noon (setup starts 7:30 am)

20 May – Monthly Meeting

  • Topics: Planting, staking, and fertilizing your Dahlia garden.  Wilfried Burghardt.
  • Location: Telly’s Greenhouse Barn, 4343 24 Mile Rd, Shelby
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

20 May – Monthly Meeting

  • Topics: Fertilizing your Dahlia garden; how to make compost tea. Wilfried Burghardt.
  • Location: Telly’s Greenhouse Barn, 3301 John R, Troy
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

3 Jun – Midwest Plant Sale/Auction

  • Head to Elkhart the night before to take part in an auction of desirable Dahlia plants. Meet growers from throughout the Midwest. Includes lunch.
  • Time: 8 am – 3 pm

12 August – Judging Seminar

  • Come to the A.D.S. Trial Garden, learn to judge Dahlia seedlings, and enjoy a pot luck lunch afterwards.
  • Location: Elkhart, IN
  • Time: 10 am – 3 pm

20 August – Annual Picnic

  • Bring a dish to share. We’ll demonstrate how to stage Dahlia blooms worthy of our show.
  • Location:
  • Time: 2 pm – ?

16-17 Sep – Annual Show

  • Set-up Friday night, 15 Sep.  Open for staging at 6:00 am, with judging beginning at 9:00 am on Saturday.  Free lunch for participating members/exhibitors.
  • Location: Orchard Mall, 6337 Orchard Lake Road, 48322
  • Time: 9 am – 5 pm Sat and 9 am – 3pm Sunday

7 Oct – Monthly Meeting

  • Activity: Digging, Dividing, and Storing tubers for the winter. We’ll demonstrate and answer any questions you may have.
  • Location: Telly’s Greenhouse Barn
  • Time: 3 pm – 5 pm

21 Oct – Annual Awards and Honors Banquet

  • RSVP with a check, $17 per person, by Oct. 15 to Mary Lynn Cook
  • Location: Pasquale’s Restaurant, 31555 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak
  • Time: 4 pm  – 7 pm

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