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Bouquets of Flowers in Bloom

Bouquets of Flowers in Bloom

There is something special that happens when you bring a bouquet of freshly picked flowers into your home. Flowers have a special way of lightening the mood and bringing a smile to your day. In the heart of summer, there are many flower farms that offer u-pick or pre-picked bouquets… Read More

Helvetia Lavender Fields

Helvetia Lavender Fields

The beautiful fragrance of lavender fills the air on a warm summer’s day while at Helvetia Lavender Farm just west of Portland, Oregon. The rolling hills of the Tualatin Valley just outside their farm are so inviting for a weekend drive. Plan on getting out this summer and take home… Read More

Spring Flower Celebrations

Spring Flower Celebrations

After a few months of gray skies, there is nothing more beautiful than the arrival of the first spring flowers. That spark of color lightens our outlook, lifts our spirits, and renews our belief that there is always something good ahead. In the Pacific Northwest, we greet the passing winter… Read More

Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden

Portland, Oregon is the perfect climate for rhododendrons, and mid-Spring is the perfect time to see them. In east Portland, near Reed College, is a 9.5 acre garden with over 2,500 rhododendron, azalea, and companion plants to admire. Set in a botanical garden with small lakes, ponds, and walking paths… Read More

Aitkens Iris Gardens

Aitkens Iris Gardens

It is almost time for the siberian irises to be showing off their colors, and Aitkens Iris Gardens in Vancouver, WA should be on your radar for where to visit this Spring. Towards the end of April and through June, the iris gardens will be blooming and ready for you… Read More