Get Christmas Tea To-Go at the Pomeroy Farm December 18-19

The Pomeroy Farm cancelled its annual Christmastime at the Farm this year because of safety concerns from COVID-19. Instead, they're hosting Christmas Tea To-Go on Friday and Saturday, December 18 and 19. This themed lunch features sandwiches, scones, and desserts similar to those you'd find in a traditional tea service. And there's tea, of course. … Continue reading Get Christmas Tea To-Go at the Pomeroy Farm December 18-19

Challenge yourself at the Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia

One of the two entrances to the Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia, Washington Photos by Cheryl Landes If you're looking for a good outdoor challenge that's family friendly, check out the Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia, Washington. The design crosses two separate mazes, and you can't cross from one maze to the other. Each maze … Continue reading Challenge yourself at the Rutledge Corn Maze in Olympia

Get lost in these corn mazes in Southwest Washington

The corn maze at Vancouver Pumpkin Patch in Vancouver, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) If you're looking for a fun, challenging outdoor activity this fall, check out these corn mazes at farms in Southwest Washington. Some farms have other fun activities, along with fresh produce for sale or U-pick pumpkin patches. Bi-Zi Farms Launch a … Continue reading Get lost in these corn mazes in Southwest Washington

Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes I found out about this event last night and checked it out today. More than 100,000 sunflowers are in bloom at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon, this month. The farm is open Friday through Sunday until August 30 for the public to wander through the fields, pick flowers to take home, … Continue reading Plenty of tickets left for the Lee Farms Sunflower Harvest Festival this weekend in Tualatin, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon, is the largest dahlia grower in the country. From early August through late September, 40 acres of fields are in bloom at this farm 24 miles south of Portland. Each row contains a different color and variety of dahlia. From a distance, the fields resemble … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon

Armchair photo tours: Rogerson Clematis Gardens in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Rogerson Clematis Gardens has the most extensive collection of clematis of any other public garden in North America. Nineteen hundred clematis representing more than 850 species grow in this garden behind the historic farmhouse and the greenhouses at Luscher Farm in Lake Oswego, Oregon. Brewster Rogerson started the collection in … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Rogerson Clematis Gardens in Lake Oswego, Oregon