TV gardening show to feature North Bend’s Dahlia Farm
September 21, 2011
TV gardener Ciscoe Morris is having a dalliance in North Bend. Or rather, a dahlia-nce.
Morris will air an episode filmed in North Bend’s Dahlia Barn.
“Two reasons why we did the Dahlia Barn,” Morris said. “It was unbelievably colorful and we love to shoot our show in a really beautiful, colorful spot. And we really like to support small, family-owned companies and nurseries.”
The episode was recorded Sept. 9. It will air Sept. 24 and Oct. 8.
“Ciscoe just talked about our flowers, our farms, and how you can order dahlias and we’ll ship them to you in the spring,” Dahlia Barn owner Aimee Sherrill said. “We talked about dahlia care a little bit, what kind of care they need.”
Morris also featured the Dahlia Barn in a segment for the “Evening Magazine” TV show. That segment aired Sept. 12.
“We hope that it will drive a lot of people out to our farm,” Sherrill said of the TV appearances.
Dahlias, Sherrill said, take some work, but are worth it.
“In return, you receive a lot of flowers when nothing else is blooming. They come along in August and will bloom until mid-October,” she said.
The more you cut a dahlia, the more it blooms, she added.
Plus, Morris said, they’re beautiful, varied and deer don’t eat them.
“It’s no surprise people fall in love with dahlias,” he said.
Sherrill said she ships tubers (dahlia buds) all across the United States. She said she hopes to even create her own varieties someday.
“It takes a long time to create a new variety,” she said. “It may be five years from the time you create it to the time you send it to market.”
Still, she said, dahlias make a great hobby. And a great hubby. The Dahlia Barn fills with men during the tuber sale days of April and May, she added.
Morris said a dahlia’s continuous bloom can save a man’s marriage, affording him many bouquets.
“It’s the perfect flower for a man like me that gets into accidental mischief every now and then,” Morris said. “And has to keep making bouquets to make sure the spouse is happy.”
Sebastian Moraga: 392-6434, ext. 221, or firstname.lastname@example.org.