The bees and the crowd were buzzing under Saturday's clear skies at Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton.
Looking to lure in old and new friends alike, the farm hosted its first-ever Dahlia Festival this weekend and last, showcasing locally produced flowers, food and products. The free event continues today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
"We wanted to catch everybody before the kids went back to school," said Sarah Bayne, the farm's events coordinator.
Spread over about 12 rolling acres, proprietor Bob Wollam and a staff of about 12 grow about 80 types of flowers, shrubs and ornamental plants.
Slowly bouncing along in a golf cart, Wollam described in detail the characteristics and uses for row after row of bright, strong, healthy looking plants. Some such as sunflowers and broomcorn — which has fibers used for making the namesake broom whisks and other crafts — were easily recognizable. Others were a bit less familiar.
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