Wollam Gardens at The Arlington Farmer’s Market

 

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

A couple of weekends ago I managed to head out across the way and visit our local Arlington Saturday Market   I don’t visit as often as I wish and I certainly haven’t been over until this visit due to my current surgical recovery.  It has been a long six weeks waiting to get back out to the flowers.  Of course it didn’t occur to me that the great thing about the Arlington Market is that here the flowers come to us.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

I could write about so many of the vendors and plan on it.  But to start I wanted to focus on Wollam Gardens.  Why?  The flowers, the lovely flowers.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

Each Saturday, Karen Wollam herself drives the van and sets up for a day at the Arlington Farmers Market.  It is a treat for everyone.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

Each time I come to the market I spend extra time loitering about the lovely florals.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

Although they have numerous bouquets each week, this week the poppy’s that stole the show.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

Wollam Gardens is located in Jeffersonton, Virginia.  The Wollam’s website explains that,

In 1986, Bob Wollam moved to Washington DC. This was his first step of an old dream of being a flower grower. Two years later, he asked a realtor in Warrenton to show him real estate in Virginia. He said he wanted at least 10 acres and an old house. He purchased his historic Farm House and 11 acre farm in Jeffersonton, Va. and Wollam Gardens was born.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

For three years, Bob grew perennials which he sold from the farm at the Alexandria Farmer’s market. After seeing a small “cut your own” garden during a trip to Central NY, he put all his energy into cut flowers. He began selling to florists in Washington DC and adding more farmers’ markets near, or in, the city.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

It sounds wonderful.  I can’t wait to see the fields myself. They must be a photographer’s paradise!

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

You can find Wollam Gardens at numerous locations around the city including Pen Quarter at the North end of 8th street in Northwest D.C. as well as at The White House Market at 810 Vermont Avenue, the Georgetown Market at 34th street and Wisconsin in D.C. in addition to the DuPont Circle market and the Bethesda, M.D. farmer’s market at Wisconsin and Elm street.  For those of you closer to Warrenton, you can find them at the intersection of rt 229 and 211.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

You’ll be seeing another post on Wollam Gardens as soon as I can get out to see where it all blooms.  Until then, I recommend stopping by one of the markets and buying some lovely florals from them.  They are hand picked to perfection.

A day at Arlington's Farmer's Market © Britt Conley

For more information on Wollam Gardens visit www.wollamgardens.com

A day at Arlington’s Farmer’s Market © Britt Conley

Well, the Dr. has added two more weeks to my recovery until I will be healed up enough to get back to my regularly scheduled life.  Until then please feel free to help out with a guest blog post on The Bee or suggestions for gardens on the East Coast.  I’ll be heading out on another Photo Garden Bee Tour before long and would love some suggestions!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend.

‘Til Tomorrow…

Britt : )

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3 Comments

 
  1. That looks like a great farmers market and WOW those poppies! Happy you got some color that way. Hope the healing continues well.

     
  2. Britt
    2010-05-17
    15:00:34

    Thanks Lynn! This has been the longest six weeks I can remember! What a joy it will be to get back out there. So close.

     
  3. Kim
    2010-05-19
    17:16:49

    I have worked at Wollam Gardens for three years and it is so lovely to see us on such a nice website! Thank you for featuring us here, all of the pictures are absolutely wonderful!

     
 

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