KING TV hosts Ciscoe Morris, Meeghan Black showcase North Bend's Dahlia Barn
By SETH TRUSCOTT
Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor
September 15, 2011 · Updated 10:08 AM
Two local television personalities explored the colors of North Bend's Dahlia Barn Friday, Sept. 9, with plans to air their tour starting next week.
KING 5 TV's "Evening Magazine" host Meeghan Black and "Gardening With Ciscoe" expert Ciscoe Morris met Dahlia Barn owners Jerry and Aimee Sherrill, and their friends and family, at the North Bend business, which sells tubers and hosts self-cut dahlia picking through this month.
With the bright late-summer plants now in bloom, Morris and Black got a chance to check out the dozens of varieties—some grown here in the Valley, most on the Sherrill's acreage east of the Cascades at Thorp.
"It's a work of love, you can tell," said Morris, handling a deep maroon variety. "It's a definite passion."
"We love them. We are so honored that they wanted to visit us," Aimee Sherrill said. "It was really interesting to see how they did things, behind the scenes."
Jerry Sherrill got both hosts to sign a 'Dahlia Barn' T-shirt. "Love your dahlias," Black wrote. Morris urged Jerry to eat his veggies, Brussels sprouts in particular.
"What I love about dahlias is the more you cut them, the more flowers you get," Morris said. Proliferous dahlias have helped Morris get out of trouble at home. He related how he once damaged his house in an accident involving a large rock. "I was making a lot of bouquets for a long time," he joked.
Morris loves his job, exploring various gardens and horticultural centers around the Northwest.
"You meet wonderful people, see beautiful things and it's really fun making the shows," he said.
North Bend's Dahlia Barn will be featured Monday, Sept. 12, on Evening Magazine and Saturday, Sept. 24, and Oct. 8 on Gardening With Ciscoe.
Gardening With Ciscoe airs 10 a.m. Saturdays on KING 5 TV. Evening Magazine airs weeknights at 7 firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-425-888-2311.