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Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 cents a bloom

 One of the great things about living in the country, is the bounty of flowers, fruits and veggies that folks sell or give away (think Zucchini), right out of their front yards.
This time of year, on our way home from the grocery store, we stop at this fellow's place and pick Dahlias.
He has a perfectly tidy patch, that he plants and lovingly maintains every year.
If you have ever grown Dahlias in Oregon, you know it is no easy task.
The bulbs must be dug up each fall and stored in a cool, dry place until they can be replanted in the spring.
He has a honor system. You put your money in the Cool Whip tub and return his clippers when you're finished gathering your blooms.
For $2 you can really make some bouquets!
Too bad I live so far off the beaten path....I could have a Wyatt's flower stand!
Well, I'm off to eat hops off the vine....
It's the closest thing to a beer that I will ever get...BOL
Happy Weekend Furiends!


  1. Look at those dahlias! Maybe one day we'll get the peeps to slip us some day...

  2. Wow...those are beautiful!!! We have one of those places but us, we call her the flower lady. 2.50 for a big cup of flowers. She gets them on the way back from the beach. Don't get drunk on those hops...ok?!

  3. Those dahlias are gorgeous! You just gotta love country living where some nice man will charge only 10 cents for some lovely flowers AND let you borrow his clippers at no extra charge!

    And, um, Wyatt, go easy on those hops, Buddy!

    The Road Dogs

  4. The Dahlias are gorgeous... and you and I... country cuzzins... know that it is NOT unusual to see the Honor System put in play...
    OR... the come and pick some ..... (whatevers) FREE. Enjoy our Bounty kind of signs.
    Today we came home to a whole family... happily picking Green Beans in my garden. I admit that I kinda ... distracted the little boy and girl... so their mom and dad had to sort of finish the picking... by themselves. heheheehe

  5. 10 cents for such loveliness!??! With everything going up I am happy to hear of 10 cents dahlias - sort of gives me hope about this world.

  6. That is so nice of that man - his dahlias are just gorgeous and your Mom arranged them very nicely. If you had a stand, Wyatt, and we lived in Oregon, we would find a way to stop by and buy some of your goods for sure.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. What a great find that is! You're lucky to have so many pretty posies to pick from.


  8. Those are absolutely beautiful!! Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

  9. I love the honor system! It makes me feel like I live in an earlier time period. But Wyatt, keep quiet about those hops, or soon you'll be throwing crazy parties out in the garden!

  10. Don't get drunk, Wyatt!

    Wow...those flowers are purrrrrty! I don't nose if dey would grow good here in all dis heat!

  11. At the moment, we are getting free citrus fruits, oranges, lemons and mandarins. But, in our neighbourhood that honour system money would be gone....sigh.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  12. Hey, I wanted to let you know I am passing on the 7 Posts challenge to you. I recently posted mine, and you can check on that to see what the rules are!

  13. My mum would love to visit that dahlia place - she'd fill up the back of the car.....she's nuts about flowers!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

  14. What a great idea! To pick as many as you want or need! We had lots of dahlias and had to dig them up every fall as well. It got so that we had no room to store they were given away.
    Wyatt, you better watch yourself around the hops! Is there an AA for dogs? lol
    Thanks for dropping by today, always good to hear from you.

  15. Those flowers are just pawsomely beautiful!

    You could make a corsage for your Pawm date!

    Go easy on the hopps we don't want you to be tipsy!

    woos, Tessa

  16. cool is that being able to pick gorgeous flowers? You are so lucky to live where people can operate an honour system!

    Go steady on the hops..we don't want you unsteady on those paws!

    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  17. Hi Wyatt, I like the Dahlia garden, they are my favourite flower. I also like the way of paying, I sure hope no one ever spoils it for everyone else.

  18. Dahlias are so pretty


  19. did you sell flowers Wyatt. Hope you sold some lemonade too
    Benny & Lily

  20. My favorite is the orange and yellow arrangement in the green bottle. So sunny!
    (Hey Wy, I never get any beer, either. My mom gives more to the slugs than she gives me. Go figure.
    Yr friend,

  21. Hops? Hmmmm. Maybe I should go raid my hu-brother's hops. Are they good?

    Love the flowers--I guess we need to get down in your neck of the woods and find some of those 10 cent blooms!

  22. We can't grow much here in Arizona - we love seeing other bloggers flowers!


  23. That is pretty neat! It's nice to know that some people still use the honor system! Beautiful flowers!

  24. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, those blooms made some amazing arrangements! They are so pretty. Enjoy your hops!
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  25. Wow! Those are gorgeous. Dahlias are one of the Mama's very favorite flowers. If she lived by that man, she would buy herself dahlias probably every day and our house would b overflowing with them! BOL! We love the bouquets you made. So pretty!

  26. Wyatt, you live is such an awesome state! Those Dahilas are just so beautiful....Don't get a headache from eating those hops - heehee...

  27. Aren't Dahlias just gorgeous? I love them!

  28. We love those huge varied flowers! What beautiful arrangements they make!

  29. We burst our laughing at your header picture, Wyatt! If you come to our house, we'll give you red tomatoes for free! Irene knocked all of our plants over so the garden is even more untidy! UGH!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch