Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dahlia Festival

Labor Day we headed down to Canby, OR for the Swan Island Dahlia Festival.
It was beautiful!
I love dahlias and this was the first time I was able to go to the festival. Oh my, soooo many to pretty flowers to chose from. Hopefully next year George and I will have our own yard to plant some it! If not, I'm sure my mom would love it if I planted her's again! This year we only have about 100 plants in the ground because the tubers didn't winter over well. Last year we had over 300! It was great to see some of the varieties in person. I decided I really liked some of them that didn't look so good to me in the catalog. I'm excited to pick some new ones for next year.

The view was amazing, they have over 40 acres planted.

Norah did very well relaxing in her stroller for most of the trip. We did let her walk around a little and she went right for the flowers.

George tried holding hands for a while...

But it was easier to just carry her!


Emily Marie said...

Very pretty!!

Olivia Heilmann said...

OH so beautiful!

nAnnie-Laurie :-) said...

pretty little girly among pretty flowers

Mina said...

yeah mom, a dolly-a among dahlias