Greater Columbus Dahlia Society

About Us

The Dahlia is grown world-wide for its myriad of shapes, sizes and vibrant colors.  The Greater Columbus Dahlia Society (GCDS) was founded in 1964 to facilitate sharing the beauty of the Dahlia and foster the sharing of information relative to growing and displaying the Dahlia.

Throughout the growing season GCDS has regular meetings that cover new introductions, proper soil preparation, tuber selection, potting and planting methods, fertilization, watering, general care, plant protection from insects, preparing blooms for exhibition and preparing tubers for winter storage. There are always members present at the meetings to help you with any questions.

In the late summer of each year the GCDS has an annual dahlia show. Members are encouraged to exhibit their finest blooms.  The beautiful bloom featured above is “Dick Westfall”, named in honor of our President.

The GCDS is affiliated with the American Dahlia Society (ADS), a source of valuable educational materials. 

 

Officers

President ……………  Dick Westfall

1st Vice President & Program Director …………  Peg Van Scyoc

2nd Vice President & Root Sale Coordinator ………. Gil Graham

Recording Secretary ……………. Lilly Ann Seipel

Treasurer/Membership ………….. Phil Hidy

Corresponding secretary/ ADS Rep ………….. Ken Redd