The next meeting of the Mid Island Dahlia Society will be on the second Monday in September due to Labor Day on 9/4. The meeting will be held on September 11, 2017, at 7:30 pm, in Winthrop Hall, Church of the Advent, 555 Advent Street, Westbury, NY 11590.

Our President, Tom Cleere, has requested that all members make every effort to attend this meeting. Our show at Planting Fields will take place on 9/16 and 9/17 and we will need to coordinate all functions, volunteers and responsibilities. If you have never exhibited before or have done so sparingly over the past years, please be advised that the Novice section has been greatly expanded to allow for more entries. We need as many blooms as possible. It is suggested that new participants plan to stage their blooms on the evening of Friday, September 15, as it is a more relaxed atmosphere and experienced help is available. All aspects of the show and displaying your blooms will be discussed at the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public. Free refreshments. Go to or contact President Tom Cleere at 631-838-7370.

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Dahlia Classes

Yes, you can grow beautiful dahlias. We’ll teach you how.

During each meeting, an experienced dahlia grower from our club or a guest speaker from another club will give a presentation on a variety of different topics. This presentation usually follows a general business meeting. At each presentation, the presenter usually discusses whatever is relevant to dahlia growing during that month. 

Jeff's Photo Tips

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presented by Jeff Kracke at the August 2010 meeting

2009 Planting Fields Paul Callahan
Dahlia Garden

The Mid Island Dahlia Society meets the first Monday of the month (except for January, when there is no meeting) at 8pm in Winthrop Hall on Advent Street, Westbury, NY.
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The Society maintains a Trial Garden and Display Garden behind the Administration Building at Eisenhower park. Visit us at the park Sunday between 9am and 11am during the growing season. Click Here for map...
We also maintain the Paul Callahan Dahlia Garden at the Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park in Oyster Bay, meeting there Wednesdays at 9am to learn Dahlia culture with other members. Click Here for Map...

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JTV Design
Rosemary and Jeff Kracke
Photo Credits:

Jeff Kracke
Tom Cleere
Barbara Schmidt
Steve Nowotarski