Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Dahlia Farm

My cousin Donna and I headed out to Canby, Oregon on Monday to go to Swan Island Dahlias. They are the nation's larged Dahlia supplier (tubers? cut flowers? I'm not sure.) They will be running a festival the next couple of weekends (after Donna goes home,) so we missed the food and displays, but the flowers were all in bloom, the fields were groomed, and the crowds were light. There were dahlias:

Dahlia Fields

We saw a lot of dahlias. Rows and rows of dahlias:

Dahlia RowsThere's a great variety in dahlias:



Dahlias-Mrs. Black


They grow a lot of plants/bulbs for resale in this part of the country. My favorite is probably Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, which has a gorgeous display garden with a wide variety of other things interplanted in with the irises, which is great inspiration. Swan Island doesn't have a display garden, but there are are a pair of peafowl running around, and the koi pond outside the office was impressive.


Blogger Rebecca said...

wow! soo pretty!
*sniff - could you pass the benedryl? LOL

9:11 AM  
Blogger weirdbunny said...

What an amazing place to visit.

5:43 PM  

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