As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm part of a group of garden bloggers (myself, Heather, Loree, Jane and Ann) giving a presentation at Joy Creek Nursery this weekend!
If you are in the area, I hope you'll stop by, the presentation starts at 1pm and will be about 45 minutes long...bring lots of questions!
I was out at Joy Creek a few weeks ago, looking for some plants, but of course, I couldn't help by take some pictures as well!
Don't you just love Cotinus! They just have the most wonderful, rich coloring...especially when backlit.
How gorgeous is this fern...I would never have thought to plant it right along the driveway here...I always think of them as being delicate!
It was the height of the Columbine season the weekend I visited, and this white beauty caught my eye.
I'm a huge fan of Amsonias, in all their forms, they've been under-appreciated for so long, it's nice that they are finally starting to get some recognition. This is probably a form of Amsonia tabernaemontana.
There are few plant groups that I'm as clueless about as conifers...but that doesn't mean I can't still appreciate their beauty, right?
Kalmia is one of those plants that I totally forget about until I see one in bloom...then I wish I had room for one!
One of the most beautiful of grasses, Stipa gigantea, never fails to impress.
Another plant that I always forget about until I see it in another person's garden, Centaurea...love the color and those fascinating flowers...obviously, so do the bees.
Another conifer...love the needles and the cones...especially in their different stages.
I love the shape of these ground-hugging Clematis blooms.
This Spirea really caught my eye...what amazing color...and paired with the pink in the background, so eye-catching!
I remember seeing these Euphorbias on my last visit...they are transformed now, having bloomed...they are really wonderful, scattered about the garden.
Another bee favorite...the Lavender was buzzing with action...I was afraid to brush against it as I walked by...but luckily, its scent still wafted through the air.
Cool-season grasses already going golden!
I always visit this wonderful Rodgersia whenever I visit...so handsome!
I don't know why I forgot to look at the label of these plants in the retail area...Chrysanthemem pacificum, perhaps?
One of my all-time favorite grasses, Panicum 'Shenandoah', looking fabulous...already starting to flush with color!
Some more red-flushed foliage...I actually have no idea what this is.
You know I love Astrantias, and Joy Creek has quite a few scattered in its shady borders...they are, obviously, favorites of bees, as well!
The wonderful flowers of Phlomis...such a wonderful plant, and thanks to fellow blogger Ricki, I have some now! My favorite thing about this plant are the wonderful seedheads that persist until cut down in spring...they are so striking and sculptural.
Another wonderfully happy Amsonia.
Another Amsonia, but with much finer foliage than even the Amsonia hubrichtii I have. I think it might be a form of Amsonia ciliata.
I show this scene in every Joy Creek post...but I love it so much!
As beautiful as the flowers of Poppies are...I love those buds even more...and the seedheads that follow...oh yeah!
This is another gorgeous fern that flanks the front entry...I'm guessing Osmunda regalis?
Delphiniums are one of those plants that I adore...but have never been able to plant in my garden...they pretty much require staking...and I do enough of that already...still, at least I get to enjoy them here...so beautiful!
So there you have it, come out this weekend (Tomorrow, actually!) and see us at Joy Creek...and you can enjoy the garden, and shopping, of course!
Fabulous photos as always! My favorite is the conifer cones. :)ReplyDelete
Good luck with the prestentation -- wish I could attend!
Aren't those cones fabulous...thanks for the well-wishes!Delete
Great photos, love the Astrantias with the bees. have fun this weekend.ReplyDelete
Astrantias are definitely some of my favorite plants...so pretty :-)Delete
Glad I saw your post. It was beautiful as always but of course I'm more nervous now. We will be fine. I know it. Then again, your post really made me want to buy a few plants while we're there. (Go figure!) See you tomorrow!ReplyDelete
It really went well, didn't it...so glad you agreed to be part of our little panel...and yay for shopping afterwards!Delete
You will all do well I know it. That is such a fantastic place and I'd love to hear the talk. This and the other things I see going on in Portland has me seriously considering my first Blogger's Fling next year.ReplyDelete
Oh, Shirley, I really hope you come to the Portland Fling...it would be so great to meet you!Delete
You guys are going to have so much fun! Great pics of the garden and the plants they sell. I'm thinking that unknown red-flushed foliage might be Weigela? I sooo need to go back here so I can have a longer time to look around the nursery.ReplyDelete
I think you're right about the Weigela...I suspected as much...but you know how bad I am at ID'ing trees and shrubs. Next time you're here, we'll all take a trip to the nurseries ;-)Delete
You always post such beautiful pictures of Joy Creek! You will be fabulous this weekend! Break a leg.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Peter, on both counts!Delete
I'm not in the area(different continent to be exact) so I'm really glad you posted so many photos...it's always amazing to see a beautiful garden and so many flowers.ReplyDelete
It's a gorgeous garden, Leanan!Delete
I would absolutely be there if I didn't live 2,000 miles away. Are you going to videotape the panel, maybe post it on youtube? I would love to see the garden also - that photo of the lavender is breathtaking!ReplyDelete
Sadly, no video, Jason...you'll have to catch us next time you're in Portland ;-) Yes, the garden is amazing...I recommend it to anyone who visits Portland!Delete
I want you to write a proposal for a book photographing and describing the incredible nurseries in the Pacific Northwest. You could take a roadtrip, visit loads of nurseries, then get famous with your amazing photos!ReplyDelete
Thats kind of a fabulous idea...I wonder if the OAN would sponsor me?!?Delete
Fantastic photos! I can't get over how beautiful this nursery is.ReplyDelete
Do you know what that stunning fern is right by the driveway? I want one. But it would probably fry down here in the Sacramento Valley heat.
Oh, Gerhard...I wish I knew that one...I'll ask next time I'm there!Delete
Isn't it amazing when you can visit the same place over and over and always see something new? Love it.ReplyDelete
Seriously...there's always something new...or I'm seeing it for the first time!Delete
I just took a couple of friends from out of town on a tour of Joy Creek. I'm beginning to feel like a resident, but I'll never tire of touring that garden. See you there!ReplyDelete
Hahahha...you are so lucky to live so close...I'd be there every weekend!Delete
This is such a wonderful garden, the plant combinations are exciting and inspiring. I wish I could pop over to see it and hear your presentation.ReplyDelete
It really is, Gail, I've gotten lots of inspiration here, over the years!Delete
I hope to make it, I'm waiting on a washing machine delivery , I can not be with out another week !!!! if not in person I'll be there in GB spirit .ReplyDelete
Glad to see you at Xera on Sunday...thanks again for bringing the pups!Delete
I wish I could have visited Joy Creek and heard your talk. Flying to another state to visit a plant nursery probably wouldn't surprise some of my friends but I'm afraid it could result in a divorce. And god knows how the airport would deal with a woman trying to tote a dozen plants back to California...In any case, I hope your talk went well and you had a good time.ReplyDelete
Hahahahaha...I think you'd better preserve your marriage first, Kris, perhaps you'll make it up for the Fling next year though...just imagine ;-)Delete
Did anyone record your talk? I'd love to watch it online!ReplyDelete
Sadly, no, Pam...sorry, I wasn't smart enough to organize that bit...I was just glad I remembered how to walk and talk ;-)Delete
I would have loved to be there if it wasn't so far away. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pictures virtually!ReplyDelete
Absolutely, Lee, glad you like them!Delete
Hi Scott, beautiful pictures, I like that lime green and purple combination and the picture with that dull grey sky on the background is just appropriate. That clump of fern by the driveway is superb!ReplyDelete
Isn't it gorgeous...I really need to find out what that fern is!Delete
So very sorry I missed it. The photos are beautiful, and great to see so many bees were around. Hearing them buzzing about always makes me so happy!ReplyDelete
No worries...there's always next time! Yes, I love the sound of buzzing bees...so reassuring!Delete
Great tour.. Stunning capture of photos!ReplyDelete
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