Slide Show: Dahlias and More Dahlias!
Swan Island Dahlias field, late August, 2010
Dahlia ‘Bed Head’
Dahlia ‘Matilda Huston’
Dahlia sorensenii, one of some 35 wild species belonging to the genus Dahlia, all from Mexico and South America.
Dahlia ‘Japanese Bishop’, with handsome, dark foliage
Dahlia ‘Victoria Ann’
Dahlia ‘Andrew Charles’ – the statuesque form and smoky purple stems made me desire this dahlia for my own garden… I bet this one could stand up to tall grasses, shrubs and perennials.
Dahlia ‘My Little Sunshine’ – soft, creamy white with lovely citrusy yellow-green centers…
Dahlia ‘Jason Matthews’ – such lovable, button-shaped flowers! And what an intense color…
Immerse yourself in bright, gaudy, over-the-top color at the Swan Island Dahlia Festival this weekend, Sat and Sun Sept 4 and 5, 2010. It’s a beautiful drive out to Canby and you’ll come home with armloads of fresh cut flowers for $5 a bunch. Plus, you can pick which varieties you like and pre-order for next spring. Swan Island Dahlias’ fields are open through the month of September from 8 am to 8 pm. The fes...