Dahlias in the Spotlight

  • Wed Aug 14th, 2019 11:48am
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Jan Danford, a Washington State University Master Gardener since 2014, is all about dahlias as she shares information to keep your plants healthy all year round.

This presentation will be at 10 am on Saturday, August 17 in the Master Garden Demonstration Garden, 2711 Woodcock Road, Sequim, as a part the “Saturdays in the Garden” lecture series. Drivers note the Ward Road Bridge over the Dungeness River east of the garden is under construction, plan to travel from the west from Cays Road.

Now is the time to look at these flowering beauties so you can make an informed decision when purchasing your tubers next spring. Options for over-wintering your dahlias as well as ways to propagate will be shared. Varieties of flowers and keeping them healthy through the summer will also be covered.

Danford has shared honors as Intern of the Year 2014 and Master Gardener of the Year 2016. She is the chair of the Garden Operating Committee and devotes volunteer hours to the shrub garden and the dahlia bed at Woodcock.

Danford also coordinates the Boys and Girls Club Garden Club. Danford was an educator in the Department of Defense Schools for children of military dependents overseas and retired to Sequim after most recently serving children in Japan.