I chose not to tour the garden this time as it as last time I visited, it elicited a feeling of sadness for what had been lost. Although the volunteers are working diligently and the garden still has many gorgeous features and plants, the joy of discovery that I always felt when I visited in former times was gone. Others in our group took lots of pictures of the gardens that look gorgeous!
A nice surprise was seeing Sylvia, Ross, and their plants from Dig at the sale!
Anna can't believe that Loree has another schefflera from Dan Hinkley in her hand. Loree looks pretty sly, don't you think?
More happy shoppers looking at plants! This sale had even more vendors than did the spring sale.
So many groovy plants, so little space left in my garden.
Dancing Oaks, from whom I actually purchased an oak among other things, did a nifty trick and appeared both at this sale and at Portland's HPSO fall sale a state away. They brought with them, as did a couple of other vendors, Billardiera longiflora, my favorite plant in the garden last week.
Kelly and Sue brought some great plants from Far Reaches Farms. I resisted buying anything from them at the sale because their nursery was to be a later stop in our day.
I put my camera away and enjoyed all of the great plants. Other vendors included Windcliff, Friendly Natives, Longbranch, Robinwood, Colvos Creek, Chimacum Woods, Keeping it Green, Foxglove, Rhododendron Species Foundation, Dragonfly, and the next nursery on our tour, Celestial Dream Gardens.
Celestial Dream Gardens has stunning plantingsfeaturing the plants that they sell and a few that they don't.
This Puya came home with me. Isn't it purty?
Celestial Dreams is not a huge nursery but every plant that they have is choice and highly garden worthy!
Fuchsia 'Delta's Groom' was a huge hit at the sale and Celestial Dream had more of them.
Debbie Teashon of Rainy Side Gardeners, who I had the pleasure of meeting at the San Francisco Garden Bloggers' Fling, lives on the Kitsap peninsula and joined our merry band at Heronswood to visit some of the sites on our itinerary. Debbie looks like she really bonded with Delta's Groom!
Laura likes the red chevron markings of this Persicaria! I think they'll be very happy together!
Persicaria (or Tovara) virginiana 'Brush Strokes' Here's what they looked like in May!
Acacia baileyana 'Purpurea' is still looking gorgeous. Jeff said that he'll have some available for sale next spring.
I was attracted to the dangerous looking foliage of Carlina acaulis ssp. simplex in cute little four inch pots. Jeff directed us to the garden where some were blooming. Yowsa! So glad that I liked the foliage. Isn't this a cool bloom? Both Loree and I got one of these!
The glaucous leaves of eucalyptus really stand out against darker evergreens.
Aloe polyphylla AKA Spiral Aloe looking quite happy in the ground.
You don't see this everyday in the pacific northwest!
Or this. Unless you live in Portland.
NOID interesting flower buds.
Nice combination of Carex and Eryngium.
Eucalyptus and Eucomis look great together and remind me of Jane's Garden!