Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Trip To The Dahlia Farm

Yesterday, was our Fall field trip at school.

We took the kids to a couple of parks in Canby where they ate lunch,  played games and went on a pumpkin hunt also.

This year we added an additional stop and went to see the Swan Island Dahlias.

Everything was in bloom and looked so beautiful.

I couldn't resist taking pictures.

Just click on the photos to get a bigger picture of the Dahlias.

This is just a small portion of the dahlias they offer.

You can order these on-line this Spring.

I loved this "Platnium Blond" Dahlia it reminded me of Peonies, one of my favorites!

The "Japanese Bishop" Dahlia was interesting.

If you touch the tip of the bud, red liquid comes out.

I wouldn't have known that but when you look at flowers with a 1st grader you find out these things. (o:

"Dad's Favorite" loved that one too!

They also had a Koi Pond!

And last, I couldn't resist collecting all the Chestnuts I could find, well not all.

Perfect for Fall!

Prickly too!


Florence said...

I love that farm and the dahlias are one of my favorite, they just keep going and going. I found you at Monticello Antiques, I have been trying to figure out where your store was and now I know. I love your space. Enjoy your week. Florence

shirley said...

Deb Beautiful pictures,now I want more. But soon I hope to be swapping for a few new ones. I too love Dahlias. Mom

Fairy Footprints said...

The pictures are beautiful and to see them in person must have made for a wonderful day at the park. Lovely post.


June said...

Debbie these beautiful blooms are a gift to me today. Thank you for your beautiful pictures.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

What a wonderful outing! I love nature. And getting to share it with little ones and see it through their eyes is so much fun. Good for you! ~Mindy

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie , Are you sure you're at work? :0) What a great job , I love hanging out with little ones. See you soon, Sue

Sammy Girl said...

Hi, Debbie!
Love the dahlia farm! We have been by several times ... their dahlias always look so much better than mine!
Lots of great goodies from your flea marketeer post! YUM!
Hugs and have a great day!
Betty :)
ps will you be taking vintage pics to Monticello?
B :)

Rita said...

Hi Debbie,
couldn't resist peeking into a blog having a name so similar to mine.
Very nice blog, great pics and just love your dahlias.
Happy blogging

Tina said...

Oh my goodness Debbie, the Dahlia farm is wonderful! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I planted dahlias this year and am hoping they will survive the winter.

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Teri from Vintage Station said...

Dahlias are my favorite. I didn't realize the farm still had some since I missed the show. Maybe I'll have to drive down to visit. Thanks