One of the many things to love here is driving through the garden on the way to the parking area.
The many seating areas come in handy if you have a non gardener along!
Wish you had a nursery this fabulous nearby? The good news is that they do mail order so you can visit anytime! Check it out here.
Those large Yucca rostratas are stunning!
Colletia hystrix is also known as Barbed wire bush for good reason. This is a seriously dangerous plant!
Pseudopanax discolor, an evergreen New Zealander is gorgeous but only hardy to zone 9 and my green house is already quite full in the winter!
The charms of Myrsine africana 'Scarlett Marglin' made me rethink that too full thing...
Wisteria is a grand plant in other people's gardens!
So many great plants. Lots of Fremontodendron in the foreground!
Blue and gold, a classic combination!
If you visited during the Portland Fling last Summer, you know that this is a place that sometimes makes it difficult to believe that it's in the soggy Pacific Northwest!
Musa basjoo from Japan, Rhodocoma capensis and Melianthus major from South Africa among others. Isn't it amazing how many plants are available to us these days?
And, um, this...
Alison and Vickie resting for a moment.
But then it was time to pack our purchases in the plant mobile and take off for more nurseries!