Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dahlia Farm Picnic

It is time for another lovely picnic with the Oregon Regency Society.

This will be the second year the ORS has had a picnic at the Swan Island Dahlia FarmSwan Island Dahlias is the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States.  Located in the town of Canby, in the rich soil of the Willamette Valley of Oregon.  The farm was originally located in Portland, Oregon, with some buildings on Swan Island, which is where the farm’s name was derived from.  There was also a roadside stand in Sellwood, a suburb of Portland, so the business was known as both Swan Island Dahlias and Portland Dahlia Gardens at that time. Swan Island Dahlias was moved to Canby, Oregon on rented land in the 1940’s.  Around 1953, twenty acres of farmland was purchased in Canby, and the business was relocated to its present site.

Last year I was unable to attend due to scheduling issues (because it was my birthday!).  This year is a perfect time, not near any birthdays or other whoop-dee-doo.  My roomate Rebecca will be joining me this year as well in a lovely floral print dress I made for her (though she did all the tough work...aka...putting the sleeves in the dress).  Pictures will soon follow after the picnic.

I hope you all are enjoying your weekends and the great warm weather (if you're in the northern hemisphere) of summer.

Love & Lollipops

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