The Puget Sound Dahlia Association

Welcome to the Puget Sound Dahlia Association.
We hope you will enjoy your visit to our WWW site.

Please feel free to wander around.

Comments and questions are always welcome.

Carmen Bunky

The 2019 PSDA SHOW

It's coming ! That's right, the PSDA & Seattle Dahlia Society Dahlia Show at Sky Nursery in Shoreline, WA.

Visit America's greatest dahlia show! The Seattle Dahlia Society has joined PSDA to bring you a great show. The PSDA regularly exhibits a huge variety of blooms in a perfect setting - in the natural daylight of Sky Nursery's spacious greenhouse.

Join us on Saturday & Sunday, August 24th & 25th. Come on out and see 3,000+ blooms of different sizes, shapes, & colors.

Take a look at the Challenge Flower exhibit of Carmen Bunkey or the Dahlia of the Year (AC BEN) competition. Check out the different section exhibits and of course, the head table where we have the Best in the Show.

See the Spectacular Dahlia Display with vases full of flowers!

Along with thousands of individual entries, you can also marvel at bountiful baskets, vases brimming with flowers, and artistic arrangements. This year's show will be one of the best!

Easy parking just off Aurora Avenue North. Best of all - it's FREE Enjoy the natural lighting and comfortable ventilation in the show hall.

There is easy access to Aurora Avenue and I-5 (exits at 205th and 175th N.)

Admission is FREE. See you there.

Items of Interest

Sign-up for the ADS E-Newsletter. The newsletter is for anyone interested in growing dahlias; membership to the ADS is not necessary and it is free. You can be included by going to Sign me up

Martin Kral needs volunteers to help in our show information booth. If interessted, email Martin at Entries at our show can be made between 7 am and 9:30 am on Saturday, August 24. Details are online at Http://

Sunday, August 3: Trial Garden Judging in Tacoma

Our Meeting Location

We will not have a meeting in August

August Meeting Highlights

We will not have a meeting in August

  • There will be a picnic in Volunteer Park August 14th. (1247 15th Ave E; Seattle
  • Time: 6pm - 8pm, bring a picnic dinner, folding chair,camera or cell phone & weeding tool
  • Program: Enjoy the dahlia plantings, take pictures & fellowship of your fellow dahlia fanatics
  • Free: PSDA will supply the ice cream!

PSDA Information

PSDA Publications  - "Dahlias of Today 2019"    "Dahlias:A Monthly Guide"  

Northlake Church - Our Meeting Location   6620 NE 185th Street, Kenmore.

We normally meet at the Northlake Lutheran Church in Kenmore on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm except for January, March, May, July, September, and November where we meet at the Bellevue Botanical Garden - 12001 Main Street, Bellevue. Check the month's Newsletter.

Dahlia of the Year - (AC Ben - the Federation's 2019 Dahlia of the Year)

Challenge Flower - Our 2019 Show Challenge Flower is Carmen Bunky.
Growing Dahlias - Our brochure on dahlia culture
2019 PSDA Calendar - What's happening in 2019, Show Dates, Meetings, etc.
2018 Show Winners - Our 2018 Show Award Winners
Information on our Club - Who we are, our meetings, our objectives
2019 Membership Application - - Join or renew today.
PSDA Bulletin - Our monthly bulletin sent as a PDF file.- August, 2019
2019 Officers - Our officers, phone numbers, and email connections
2019 Photo Contest Rules - Get your digital cameras into the dahlia garden & join the contest.
2018 Photo Contest Winners - They won in 2018, you can do it in 2018.

Dahlia Links


Federation Of Northwest Dahlia Growers:

Other Societies

The American Dahlia Society You can find lots of information including the Classification of Dahlias.
The Colorado Dahlia Society One of the best sites covering dahlias.
The National Dahlia Society Of New Zealand A very nice site.
The Seattle Dahlia Society

Other sources of information of interest to the Dahlia Grower

DAHLIA SUPPLIERS The Dahlia Addict's list of different suppliers of dahlias.
DAHLIA SHOWS A list of Dahlia shows within the Pacific Northwest.
A Directory of Open Dahlia Gardens of North America. Want to visit some dahlia gardens? Here is a list of gardens throughout the US. Check it out and enjoy.
A listing of Other Tuber Sales. Complete list of Tuber Sales in the Northwest Societies. Find the nearest one to you and stock up.
Growing Dahlias in San Francisco Bay Area A Monthly Guide for Growing Dahlias in the Bay Area by Ted Marr, Deborah Dietz, Rose Marr.
Volunteer Park We maintain a beautiful dahlia garden in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, at 1400 E. Galer Street. Enter near the water tower and drive past the Asian Art Museum. The demonstration garden is across the street from the Conservatory in front of the rhododendrons. (The Conservatory phone number is 206-684-4743.)
Of Dahlia Myths and Aztec Mythology Martin Kral's long-promised intentions are now present as his Dahlia Myths work in one tidy publication. This expanded and well-illustrated booklet challenges several of the assumptions that dahlia growers and many writers have held. The aim is to present empirical research in a readable format and so correct the historical record. In a number of points it backs up the contentions of Dr. Keith Hammett and other biologists; it also contradicts what you may have heard before. Read it now.

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