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Threatening skies don't slow the torrent of folks descending on Canby for the Spring Garden Fair

A little rain wasn't going to stop Kerrie Rainsburg from seeking that which she wanted.

The Molalla-area resident made her way to the Clackamas Count Event Center Sunday morning looking for color and contrast for her summer garden.

At the Spring Garden Fair, it appeared that search was successful. She had a cart filled with a variety of plants she said she couldn't wait to get in the ground.

"When I got up this morning, I heard the thunder and then it started raining, but I decided that come hail or high water, I was going to Canby to get some plants," said Rainsburg. "So here I am and as you can see, I've got some plants."

JOHN BAKER - All types of items for the yard or garden were at the Spring Garden Fair.

Rainsburg's yard isn't a big one, she said, but adding some color to the small bit of landscaping she's able to do makes for a good feeling when she goes outside during the summer.

"Sometimes you just need a little color in your yard," she said. "I've been coming to this show off and on for a bunch of years and there's a ton of stuff you can find here. I'm a big fan of the flowering plants and it doesn't disappoint here. There's always plenty of good stuff I can get. I have to kind of reign myself in a bit, though. I could fill a couple of these carts with flowers – but it wouldn't fit in my yard."

She's was not alone. After a strong Saturday showing, the action Sunday was still brisk, even with a little threat from the skies.

There was plenty of action going on in the fairgrounds. And people came from all over to see what was available in the yard and garden arena.

Tim and Stella Robinson were on hand from Portland, Millie Stephenson strolled into the fairgrounds from Newberg, and Burt and Thelma were visiting from Lacey, Wash.

"We were visiting friends in Salem and were just looking around here in Canby and saw this was going on," said Burt. "It's likely we won't be leaving without a few things. My wife loves to garden."

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