Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Flower Farm

Hubby came to the flower farm with me last night. How cute is that?

The flower farm is surrounded by rows upon rows of orchards. Set amongst the orchards are two acres of glorious flower fields. The photo above was taken in the dahlia patch, which consists of six long rows of every dahlia variety you can imagine.

This is the back entrance to the flower farm house, a pristine Dutch Colonial that is now operated by our local historical society. Indoors, a local winery gives tastings and shares the history of the house and farm. Let me just say, that I want to move in and play house here!

It was cute to watch hubby walk around and say things like, "how about a purple one?" We had only one pair of pruners so I did all of the cutting. Hubby made his visit more of a nature walk and it was really sweet to watch. It reminded me of that poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay that goes:

I will be the gladdest thing
Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
And not pick one.

The flower farm is such a nurturing place to go. To see so many flowers blooming in abundance offers the biggest case of warm fuzzies. It's also exciting to go home and fill your house with so many beautiful flowers. Our excursion to the farm provided us with four beautiful bouquets of dahlias. The cost: $10.


  1. It's soooo beautiful!! I love the fields of flowers, the beautiful house, the cute hubby carrying flowers and $10?!!! Dang, that's a lot of fun for ten dollars! Looks like it was a beautiful day in "God's country!"
    I miss Oregon!;)

  2. the gardeners cottageAugust 17, 2009 at 4:34 PM

    Hi Trina,

    I dashed home for a quick lunch and wound up escaping to your flower farm. How wonderful. Are these popular in your area? It looks like I could live there too.


  3. Hi Janet, Come to think of it, I think flower farms are quite common in this area. I know of several, but this is the only one I know for sure is open to the public. Happy lunch to you! Trina

  4. Wow! A flower farm! We can get fresh-cut flowers at our farmers markets but I'd love the chance to wander the fields and cut them myself! I wonder if there's one anywhere nearby...? Thanks for the inspiration to go see...

  5. How wonderful to be able to go to this beautiful place and pick your own flowers - too beautiful. Leigh

  6. What a wonderful way to spend the day and for only $10! You came home with lovely flowers and sweet memories!

    As a total side note, I adore the color green you have used on your front door. Would you mind sharing with me the paint color?

    Beautiful blog!

  7. Hi Granny Smith Green,
    We used 'Evergreens' by Sherwin Williams. Picking a color was more difficult than we thought. Some dark greens looked black when the sun wasn't shining on them and lighter greens didn't look quite rich enough. So 'Evergreens' worked!

  8. Any chance you could pass on the info for the flower farm? - amazing!!

  9. OMG I'm dying over those flowers and that house. How beautiful.

  10. Where is this? Somewhere in Oregon with a view of Mt. Adams, that I get . . . but where is the flower farm - specifically.


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