Tuesday, September 10, 2013

River's Dahlias

It's Tuesday and that means it's time to share 'Garden Stuff' at "The Garden Party" over at An Oregon Cottage.
 
This week I have some pretty dahlia photos to share.

Saturday evening, we drove out to Veneta, Oregon to visit Eugene and Wendy, the owners of River's Dahlias.

Besides having fulltime jobs, the couple found the time to plant and care for over 6,000 dahlias this summer.  400 different varieties.

I wandered from row to row...

...oohing and aahing.
 
I cannot imagine all the hard work that went into this kind of productivity. 

Eugene and Wendy grow organically, so no pestisides are used at River's Dahlias.
 
You might think there'd be a 'bug problem", and while there were some cucumber beetles, for the most part the bugs are kept under control by all the frogs that like the damp, cool soil.
 
Also helping out - Garden Spiders!
 
Dahlias are such great autumn performers!
 
The Lane County Dahlia Society's 50th Anniversary Show will be this weekend at the Lane County Convention Center. You can click here for more information.


You can immerse yourself in "Dahlianess"!

14 comments:

Lynne Cherot said...

Really gorgeous. Thanks:)

cucki said...

So pretty x

Giovanna said...

What a wonderful show they make - so pretty.

Vickie said...

ooOoo! Pure heaven! ha! I have 5 different varieties growing this year, and only 2 have bloomed thus far. =(

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW I cannot imagine all the work. I have a tiny garden and the weeding is non stop

Nell at njschout said...

Wow, that is a lot of dahlias!

Barb said...

Oh my, how beautiful!!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! So so gorgeous! I love seeing them all together in their riotous color!

Pam in IL said...

Ok, so I would be wandering through all those beautiful flowers too --- BUT that spider would make me run the other way!!!!

Chris said...

I look forward to your Dahlia posts :)

Gabi said...

Wonderful flowers. The spiders outside is ok but inside... oh no!
Greetings from Germany

Andrea said...

I can't believe how many different varieties there are of Dahlias and so diverse in the look.

Maggee said...

Wow! Again, I am floored by all those colors and varieties of petals... it IS amazing they managed to plant all those with full-time jobs! Wow!

Melanie said...

Zowie-wowie. Amazing!!!