Thursday, September 29, 2011

Shed Row Market.

This weekend I will be selling flowers at the Shed Row Market, just down the street from our farm. The Market is Sat 9:30 - 5 pm and Sunday 10 - 5 pm. The location is Fields and Flowers Farm, 900 232nd street. Over 25 artisan and vendors will be exhibiting in the weekend benefit of the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society. Come out and get all you need for your Thanksgiving Feast and maybe do a bit of shopping for yourself. For more info visit the website listed under upcoming events.

The Picking garden is open this weekend and there are lots of dahlias to pick. I will also have lots of pre-picked buckets available. My Dad will be helping with flowers this weekend.

You never know what you will see in the garden. Isn't this little guy just amazing. I can't believe I actually got a picture of him. This is a new Dahlias called Elija Mason. What a great spot to stop for a rest.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Langley Art Studio Tour and Dahlia bouquets.

There are lots of events coming up in the next couple of weeks. The first is the Langley Art Studio Tour. This event is Sept 24-25 & Oct 1-2. It is a self guided tour with 43 artists, 17 working art studios and 6 new "stops of interest", a range of mini-workshops and demos, and plenty of art to be seen. I am one of the "stops of interest" and Official Guide-maps are available on site or check out the website.

I planted quite a few new dahlias this year and some of them are just spectacular. This bouquet is done with a new one called Sept Morn and Mellow Yellow. Is not the color just amazing!

This is not a new Dalia, but one of my favourite this time of year. I love the bold color combination of Blue, red and yellow.

I was playing today and came up with this vase for the store. A new Dahlia called Firebird and lots of grasses, hypericum, goldenrod and foliage. Very Fall inspired. I was definitely in a fall mood today with this rain.

Friday, September 16, 2011

I am back and Bucket of Dahlias!

I am back from a wonderful trip to Washington, Oregon and Northern California. I visited three different dahlia operations and the Farmer Market in Olympia, Washington. I sure did learn a lot! Good thing I took some notes. Below are pictures from Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregan. They host a Dahlia Festival the last weekend in August and the first weekend in Sept. What a place to visit. There was over 40 Acres of Dahlias in bloom. Needless to say I have a large list of new varieties for next year.

Starting this week end I will be offering the Pre-Picked Bucket of Dahlias. So no matter what the weather is like you can still get flowers. I am slowly getting caught up with bouquets as well and will have the cooler full for the weekend. Come for a visit and I will tell you all about our trip.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Judy is away but Store and U-pick garden are Open.

I will be away from Sept 2 until Sept 16. I am off to see some dahlia farms, a Dahlia Festival with over 400 dahlia arrangements on display and numerous Farmers' Markets in Washington, Oregon and Northern California. I have never been to San Fransisco so that will be one of our stops in California. I am looking forward to seeing the Waterfront.

While I am away the U-Pick Garden and store are Open. Vivian will be in the store and you can pick yourself in the garden. The Dahlias are finally looking fabulous and need to be picked. Look at all that color!! I have also done up lots of bouquets, but they will sell out fast, so come and get one this weekend or early next week.

There are plenty of buckets for picking, so grab a pair of clippers out of the basket and take a wagon and have fun. The weather is going to be just fabulous for the next two weeks. To keep things as simple as possible, please try to keep track of how many you cut so you know your total when you get to the store.

For anyone that is needing some flower therapy, you are more than welcome to do some deadheading for me. I will make it worth your while when I get back. How does some free flowers sound. Just let me know how many rows you did when I get back.