Most years, the DSO designates a “Flower of the Year” for competition at the DSO Annual Show. All exhibitors are welcome to enter the competition and the best bloom is chosen and placed on the Court of Honor.
This year we will honor recently deceased member Dave Cap by having the special section include any bloom grown from Dave’s stock.
If you have not yet received a Dave’s tuber, as part of the online sale, you will be able to add a free tuber from Dave’s stock to your order. These tubers will be a surprise for you to grow and while you won’t know the specific name or color, we will identify the size or form of dahlia as this may impact where you want to plant the tuber and/or how you want to groom the plant. Be sure to remember the number on your tuber.
Then, at our Summit Mall show in the fall, we will have a special section for the dahlias grown from Dave’s tubers. We would love to have everyone bring a bloom from their Dave’s tuber to enter into the special section. In this way we will celebrate how special Dave was to the DSO. We will also reveal the names of the dahlias (by number) at the show.
|Badger Twinkle||2021||Tony and Jackie Evangelista|
|No Shows - No Flower of the Year||2020|
|No Flower of the Year||2019|
|Kenora Wildfire||2018||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Carl||2017||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Any BB Midwest Intro|
|2016||Ron and Barb Miner|
|Just Peachy||2014||Todd Imhof|
|Taratahi Ruby||2013||Linda Vuletich|
|Barbara Miner||2012||Dave and Joyce Habager|
|Magic Moment||2011||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Baron Jerry||2010||Dave and Joyce Habager|
|Valley Porcupine||2009||Randy and Kathy Foith|
|Kenora Wildfire||2008||Randy and Kathy Foith|
|Mary's Jomanda||2007||Harriet Chandler and Jim Chuey|
|Baron Katie||2006||MIke Weber|