In this episode of Garden Travels, Dave explores the rich farmland of Oregonís Willamette Valley, home to over 40 acres of Dahlias that burst into color each summer and fall. Dahlias are ideal for adding color and substance to the late summer garden with their large complex blooms. Each year, Swan Island attracts thousands of visitors when they open their gorgeous flower fields free of charge for the Dahlia Festival in late summer.
Next journey along as Dave finds tucked into a hilly neighborhood in the outskirts British Columbiaís capitol, an undiscovered gem based at the Horticultural Center of the Pacific. The Glendale Gardens and Woodland is comprised of beautiful demonstration gardens bursting with seasonal color plus a thriving reclaimed wetland and a forest alive with birds and wildlife. The garden acts as a living example of the rich opportunities to appreciate plants, grow food, and enjoy nature in the Pacific Northwest. The garden is also a leader is sustainable and organic practices that encourage wildlife and pollinators within suburban and urban settings.