Dahlia Photos: the sublime to the blurry forum: Dahlia Tourism

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Imageteddahlia
Sep 27, 2016 9:09 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
We need a thread that records "Dahlia Tourism". Many of us visit dahlia locations and need a place to share our experiences and pictures. I will always remember visiting such places as AC Dahlias, Ferncliff Dahlias, Clearview Dahlias, The Tacoma Trial Garden, Swan Island Dahlias and a hundred other places that others may want to see. Here are some pictures from my visit to Park's Dahlias on Sunday last. This may be my favorite dahlia place to visit and I have been to very many.
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Link to my 2014 article on that visit to her farm:
http://portlanddahlia.com/Gardens/ParksClackVisit2014.html
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageblown_dry
Sep 27, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Wow! Thanks for sharing photos. I would love to do this next year. Does Clacks still do an open house after the Roseburg show also? Does one have to be an exhibitor at the show or club member to go to the open house?
Imageteddahlia
Sep 27, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
I spent a couple of hours at Clacks on Sunday but did not take any pictures of us sitting in the shade talking about everything dahlia.
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We were in the tent back there. Clacks is nearly always open for visitors while it is somewhat difficult to get to see Parks Dahlias.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
Imageblown_dry
Sep 27, 2016 10:22 AM CST
Name: Amanda
CA Redwood Coast - Zone 9b
DahliaAddict.com
Sounds wonderful. Smiling
Imageteddahlia
Sep 27, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Has anyone visited Ferncliff recently? I have fond memories of our visit there 20 years ago.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
ImageIslander
Sep 27, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
My last and only visit to them was about this time last year. We had a great time, my sister and I and I ordered about $400 worth of tubers. (My husband put up with our trip by talking to "Mrs Ferncliff" about airplanes.) They do not let you go out in the fields but do have a nice garden with samples of each plant growing, and some other beautiful plantings of sunflowers and such along the drive. Its not very far across the border into Canada. Had the Boleys not been just in the process of moving still I would have tried meeting them for a visit as we went right through their new home town up at the border. What a day if would be to visit both growers, though I don't know if the Boleys accept visitors. Maybe with an appointment? There were a lot of nifty farm stands along the border selling produce, too and yummy food products for lunch.
Salish Dahlias
Imageteddahlia
Sep 27, 2016 5:31 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
The Boleys bought an undeveloped acreage near Birch Bay on the Puget Sound many years ago. They intended to build their retirement house there. Retirement came but the house did not as they could not get a building permit. Wetlands is what they said. They bought a house near the Canadian border in a town called Sumas. I believe they still grow the majority of their dahlias on the Birch Bay acreage.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
NoH2O
Sep 30, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Name: Candy
Everson, Wa
I love this thread, Ted. Thanks for starting it. Seeing other gardens can be both inspiring and intimidating!

I really enjoyed your article and pictures on Park's and Clack's. How many people does Christy have helping her? When I read about the 10' fence to keep out the deer and elk....whoa.....
Imageteddahlia
Sep 30, 2016 2:06 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Christy is a workaholic that hires no one and her husband Richard is a contractor who does not have a lot of time to help her. He likes to mow lawns and such. He did build her a really nice greenhouse and it is more of a house than a greenhouse with a concrete floor and wooden joists and panels of polypropylene covering it rather than poly film. He also made sure she had a full sized florist refrigerator too.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown
NoH2O
Sep 30, 2016 3:11 PM CST
Name: Candy
Everson, Wa
Excuse me while I retrieve my jaw from the floor.
ImageIslander
Sep 30, 2016 3:45 PM CST
Name: Noni Morrison
Warren, Oregon
retired flower farmer
A full sized florist refrigerator...Bliss!

Salish Dahlias
ImageDahliaGardener
Oct 24, 2016 7:14 PM CST
Name: Cynthia
BG, KY USDA Zone 6b
Sanity = Dirt under your nails...
blown_dry wrote:Wow! Thanks for sharing photos. I would love to do this next year. Does Clacks still do an open house after the Roseburg show also? Does one have to be an exhibitor at the show or club member to go to the open house?


IDK what Mark and Ember are doing, since we've been gone for over a year, but when we lived in MC, we just drove out there. Very rarely did we call ahead, and yet someone was almost always there.

That's where a lot of people went to buy fresh flowers - they'd go and someone from the house would come out and cut 12 stems of whatever flowers you chose as long as Ginger hadn't put one of the chosen cultivars on the 'forbidden' list because of an upcoming wedding or something like that.

C DG

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

Imageteddahlia
Oct 24, 2016 7:49 PM CST
Name: Ted
Oregon
We enjoy breeding new dahlias!
Clacks Dahlias: Mark and Ember moved into town into a house formerly owned by a relative(grandparent?) Ember says she wants to be involved in the flowers but since she is a few miles away who knows how it will work out. Ron Clack said he was getting older and did not have lot of years left doing dahlias. Ginger is enthusiastic but she has had some minor strokes. They are planting fewer varieties but she gave me a list of some she wants for cut flowers.
“Flowers are like friends; They bring color to your world.” – Unknown

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