Sunday, September 6, 2009

Swan Island Dahlia Festival

What is your favorite flower?  Well, today mine is the Dahlia!  I took a trip to Canby, Oregon with a few friends today and fell in love!  The Swan Island Dahlia Farm has an annul Festival to celebrate their beautiful blooms.  It is AMAZING.  Just imagine, 40 acres of Dahlias with 350 varieties.
Swan Island Dahlias is the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States and has been in operation for over 75 years. The Gitts family has owned and operated the business for over 40 years. We proudly offer the largest full color dahlia catalog in the industry. We hybridize our own new varieties, planting over 30,000 seedlings each year. From those original seedlings, it takes about 4 years to introduce a new seedling for sale. Each season we introduce anywhere from 5 to 15 new varieties which are featured in our catalog and at our farm. We grow over 350 varieties on 40 acres that are open to the public during blooming season, and it is a beautiful sight to behold. We are very proud of Swan Island Dahlias, and the farming tradition our family brings to the business we’ve owned and operated for three generations. We are dedicated to bringing the best and highest quality dahlias the world has to offer now and in future generations to come.