2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Sunflowers at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) Wander through sunflower fields in full bloom and take a scenic hayride to a sunflower maze during the annual Lee Farms Sunflower Festival Tuesday, August 6, through Thursday, August 29, in Tualatin, Oregon. Introduce yourself to the farm animals and listen to live music … Continue reading 2021 Lee Farms Sunflower Festival August 6-29 in Tualatin, Oregon

Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay I just learned about this event tonight. The Harvest Fest Music Series is the first music series the Topaz Farm has hosted on Sauvie Island, Oregon. Four shows have sold out already, but tickets are available for the other three scheduled shows in the series: Thursday, July 29—Mama Bird … Continue reading Tickets selling fast for the first Topaz Farm Harvest Fest Music Series on Sauvie Island

2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

Tulips from Roozengaarde Flowers & Bulbs in Mount Vernon, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Because of ongoing safety concerns and state restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in northwestern Washington State will be a combination of virtual and in-person events. The festival kicks off on Thursday, April 1, with a … Continue reading 2021 Skagit Valley Tulip Festival a mix of virtual, in-person events

Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

The Reckless Abandon iris from Schreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) In the years before COVID-19 gripped the world, Shreiner's Iris Gardens in Salem, Oregon, hosted an iris festival during bloom season in May, in conjunction with KeizerFEST. Their iris fields and display gardens were open during that time. Last year's … Continue reading Schreiner’s Iris Gardens planning to reopen display gardens this spring

Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2

Tulips at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Woodburn, Oregon (photo by Cheryl Landes) After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival returns from Friday, March 19, until Sunday, May 2. This year, all tickets must be purchased online, and COVID safety protocols will be in place. Season tickets … Continue reading Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival in Woodburn, Oregon, returns March 19-May 2

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

Celebrate dahlia season at Swan Island Dahlias

The voodoo dahlia variety at Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon Photos by Cheryl Landes It’s dahlia season. These beautiful flowers come in all shapes and sizes, from four-inch pom poms to starbursts exceeding 10 inches in diameter. Some look soft and spongy with layers of curled rounded petals, while others are spiky like a … Continue reading Celebrate dahlia season at Swan Island Dahlias