||Walter has been growing dahlias for 80 years, since the age of 12. He bought two houses solely to enlarge his garden. He grows begonias, dahlias, rhododendrons, azaleas, impatiens, iris, loganberries, raspberries, boysenberries and corn. These are just his specialties. He also grows various vegetables and other flowers. Some of his rhododendrons are 20 feet high.